The Plumstead Township Police Department is preparing for Shop with a Cop.
Shop with a Cop is a national program pairing police officers with children to afford them a better Christmas. The program is geared toward Plumstead Township children at the elementary school level who are faced with life challenges such as a parent losing a job, homelessness, military deployment, economic shortcomings and other hardships.
Shop with a Cop is funded through donations in the community – from private sponsors, local businesses and residents. Each child is allotted a monetary gift card to purchase gifts for themselves and family members to allow for an enjoyable holiday.
The Plumstead Township Police Department program has grown from 75 children in 2017 to 150 in 2022, with the hope to grow even more this year. Donations to the program are due by Nov. 30.
For information about making a donation or volunteering, contact Cpl. Mike Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-766-8741x121.