Shop with a Cop | Denton, MD

Shop with a Cop is a new program for the Talbot Optimist Club, but one that has been going on at other Clubs around the State for years. Police officers are paired up with local children to go Christmas shopping at our local Wal-Mart. The police officers let them drive in the front seat of their police cars. The police cars parade single file with their lights on to the Wal-Mart, then help the children do their Christmas shopping for their family. Money is donated by local businesses and individuals for the shopping. Then the gifts are taken to a local restaurant. The children and police officers are provided lunch while the Optimist members wrap the gifts. It is a great way to provide Christmas gifts as well as a chance for the police officers to bond with the children.