Sheriff Michael Gayer said monetary donations can be made to the Shop with a Cop account at any Alliance Bank so the children less fortunate can choose an item for Christmas this year.
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FOP President Chris Kisela said the members were able to assist 61 Starke County children purchase new school clothes and school supplies. The event was held at Kohl’s in Valparaiso.
Each child got to spend $100 to $125 on new items for school.
The annual Shop with a Cop event will be tomorrow at Kohl’s in Valparaiso. The organization has gone through the selection process and those students whose family doesn’t have the means to purchase needed school supplies will get that chance Sunday afternoon. The store will open early specifically for this endeavor and students can find clothes, backpacks, shoes or any other supplies needed for the start of the new school year.
FOP President Chris Kisela said the fundraiser was a success. Approximately $1,300 was raised toward their $6,000 goal and the organization members are planning to be at the Mint Festival and at the Starke County 4-H Fair to collect more donations.
FOP President Chris Kisela, an officer of the Knox City Police Department, said the money raised from this fundraiser will help give eligible Starke County children a chance to get needed supplies for the upcoming school year. He hopes enough money can be raised to assist 60 children.
Ninety-one kids from White and Pulaski counties enjoyed a day with police officers as part of the annual Shop with a Cop Program on Sunday. Approximately 31 kids from Pulaski County and 60 children from White County attended the event which included pizza, pictures with Santa, a police escort to Wal-Mart, and a shopping spree for purchases of much-needed clothing, and the kid’s favorite toys.
Pulaski County Sheriff Mike Gayer profusely thanked everyone who generously donated to the event, and the officers who participated on their own time to make this great program a success.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is beginning to gather collections for the Shop with a Cop program this Christmas.
The staff will provide clothing and toys during the Christmas season to the families in need. An account for the Shop with a Cop campaign has been established at the Alliance Bank located in Francesville and Winamac. When donating to the account, ask for Shop with a Cop.
Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer encourages all clubs, individuals or companies that can spare a little to do so to allow others less fortunate to enjoy “the true spirit of the season.”
The second annual Shop with a Cop event was a success.
Members of the Kankakee Valley Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #129 helped 36 children from all three Starke County school corporations purchase needed items for the start of school. The officers and children did their shopping at ALCO in Knox.
The Kankakee Valley Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #129 will be holding the second annual Shop with a Cop event on Sunday, August 5 at the ALCO store in Knox.
F.O.P. President Chris Kisela talks about the event.
“We get names of children that might need assistance and we take them shopping,” said Kisela. “We spend an average of $100 to $150 per child. This year, we’re hoping to help 40 children.”
Nearly $3,200 was raised Saturday in a fundraiser held by the members of the Kankakee Valley Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #129.
The proceeds will be used to fund the “Shop with a Cop” program in Starke County. The money will be used to purchase much-needed school clothes and school supplies for the 2012-2013 school year, and children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade will get to shop for these items with the help of members of the FOP.
Last year, the FOP was able to help 33 children, spending between $100 to $150 per child. Several businesses helped with donations for raffle items and more.
Knox City Police Department Officer and FOP President Chris Kisela will announce plans for the Shop with a Cop program as we get closer to the start of the school year.
Officers from the Pulaski County and White County Sheriff’s Departments took 46 children from both counties shopping in the 3rd Annual Shop with a Cop event on Saturday.
The children enjoyed pizza and visiting with Santa before going shopping at the Monticello Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart had awarded $1,000 to be used to purchase items for the children. A total of $2,640 was donated to the Shop with a Cop program by many generous donors in Pulaski County for the 20 children from Pulaski County who were chosen to participate.
The 20 children were randomly chosen by Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer from a list of children provided to him by Health and Human Services, Eastern Pulaski Schools and West Central Schools. Sheriff Gayer said that the look on the kids’ faces is worth the money and time put into this event.
Shop with a Cop is a Christmas tradition and dozens of officers from local departments will take kids in need on a Christmas shopping trip. The FOP raises funds to help 300 children in need during the holiday season.
Over the years, local businesses and organizations have joined the FOP and dozens of officers from local departments to host this event.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a “Shop with a Cop” program this year during the holiday season.
An account has been established for families needing assistance at the Alliance Bank branches in Winamac and Francesville. Donations to the “Shop with a Cop” fund will be used by officers to help others less fortunate with clothing and toys for children this Christmas. Individuals, businesses and clubs are encouraged to donate.
The Kankakee Valley Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #129 in Starke County received a donation from a Knox Elementary student, Kindergartener Jack Guzman.
The student collected money he found around the house and collected small donations from family members. He donated his money in support of the F.O.P.’s program “Shop with a Cop”, which is a program that allows officers and auxiliary members of the F.O.P. to take children from throughout Starke County shopping for school clothes and supplies.