The City of Titusville, Florida / Police / NewsOfficers take Fifty Local Kids on a Shopping Spree
Fifty local children, nominated from faculty at four local elementary schools, attended our Annual Shop With A Cop event on Saturday December 5th
In a partnership between Titusville Police and the Titusville Police Athletic League (PAL), kids were assigned a chaperone and given $100 to shop at Wal-Mart in Titusville. Police Officers and PAL volunteers donated their time for the event.
After being paired up with an officer or volunteer at police headquarters at 7:30 a.m., the kids were treated to breakfast at McDonald’s restaurant on Cheney Highway and then bused to Wal-Mart by NASA –who donates their bus service each year. Santa was waiting at the entrance of Wal-Mart to greet the kids when they arrived.
“We were overwhelmed by support from our community this year”, said Chief John Lau. “Shoppers were approaching officers in the store during the event to donate money”, added Lau.
Funds for the Holiday Shopping Spree were provided by a grant from Wal-Mart and monies raised by PAL.