Shop with a Cop program seeking donationsFrom STAFF REPORTS
The Jonesborough Department of Public Safety is gearing up for its second annual “Shop with a Cop” program, where officers within the department take underprivileged children Christmas shopping.
The purpose of the event is to provide a happier holiday season for needy children and to have those children interact with law enforcement officers in a positive setting, officials said.
On Dec. 20, uniformed officers and firefighters volunteer their time to take the children to a pizza party and then shopping at Wal-Mart. Each child is given $100 to spend on themselves and their families.
Last year, the program was a great success, but Jonesborough police are hoping to make this year’s Shop with a Cop event even better.
Officials are now seeking donations, with a goal of raising $5,000. That money would accommodate approximately 30 children, officials said.
Any businesses or individuals wishing to donate to the program can do so by sending checks to:
Jonesborough Public Safety
c/o Christmas Shop with a Jonesborough Cop
123 Boone St.
Jonesborough, TN 37659
Checks should be made payable to The Town of Jonesborough Shop with a Cop program
For more information, contact Maj. Natalie Hilton at 753-1045.