The City of Titusville, Florida / Police / News57 Local Kids Treated to Annual Shop with CopWednesday, December 12, 2012
The Titusville Police Youth Foundation’s
annual shop with a cop event took place on Saturday December 8th
. Fifty-seven underprivileged kids from Titusville were provided a $100.00 gift card to shop for toys for themselves and gifts for their family.
Members of the Titusville Police Department were joined by Titusville Fire & Emergency Services, Youth Foundation volunteers, and Police Explorers to help chaperone the kids. Chaperone’s were paired up with a child at the police department, bussed to McDonald’s for breakfast, and then taken to Wal-Mart where they were greeted by Santa.
Funding for the gift cards was provided by generous donations from Wal-Mart and the Youth Foundation’s fund raising efforts. Several local businesses and private citizens also donated to the annual program.
The police officers and firefighters volunteered their time, Kennedy Space Center donated the buses, and the breakfast was sponsored by an employee of McDonalds.
“As usual, the volunteers had as much fun as the kids!” said Interim Chief John Lau. “We look forward to this event all year!”
The children are chosen each year based on nominations from local churches who help identify families in need of assistance.