Benson Shop With A Cop Program
where life long memories are made
Our Annual Events could not be so successful if not for the officers volunteering their time, and the financial support of Benson businesses, Walmart, and generous contributions from the general public.
We look forward to continuing this program and helping make more Christmas wishes come true.
A Huge Thank you goes out to:
Arizona Department of Public Safety
Benson Police Department
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Cochise County Sheriff's Department
ALL Pictures are courtesy of Linda Lou Lamb of Lambscapes Photography
Brochures created and printed by AEPCO
For the food and beverages provided we gratefully appreciate:
Farmer Brothers Coffee (coffee, pancake mix, syrup)
Junction Express (bacon)
Schwan's (bags for gifts)
Shamrock Dairy (Orange juice & milk)
FCCLA (Benson School- cookies)
The children selected to participate in the program go through an extensive referral and screening process. This includes referrals from school officials, church leaders, and individual officers. These referrals are then reviewed by a panel of seven local residents to ensure the children meet specified economic and age requirements, and preference is given to those who have had or witnessed a negative contact with law enforcement through a parent or sibling's involvement with the Justice system. These children are chosen in hopes that any negative feelings or fears they may have can be replaced with something positive.
Benson's Shop With A Cop program (BSWACP) is run by volunteers from throughout the community, supported by donations and grants from our corporate sponsors, and fundraising efforts such as the Shred for a Kid events.
Our generous corporate event sponsors include:
City of Benson, AZ
Cochise County Law Enforcement Agency
Sierra Southwest Coop - AEPCO
We understand there are many wonderful organizations helping others during the holidays and hope you will please consider donating to such a worthwhile program as Shop with a Cop, whether it is financially, or in person, or even gift wrapping supplies.
BSWACP started in 2010 under the direction of All The Kings Horses Children's Ranch, but became its own 501(c)3 Tax Exempt Corporation under the leadership of President Denise Celentano. 2016 Cochise County Sheriff's Association volunteered to continue the legacy.
Donations to support this program are greatly appreciated and can be made
ONLINE - PayPal
by mailing a check payable to Benson Shop With A Cop ( or BSWAC) to:
PO Box 1577
Benson, AZ 85602
Deposit to the Southeastern Arizona Federal Credit Union account of Benson Shop With A Cop, Inc. (28194)
Benson's Shop With A Cop Program is dedicated to making Positive Life Long Memories for children of Benson Arizona.