Titusville Police Take 50 Local Kids On Shopping Spree For Annual ‘Shop With A Cop’
By Space Coast Daily // December 8, 2015
nominated from four local elementary schools
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Fifty local children, nominated from faculty at four local elementary schools, attended our Annual Shop With A Cop event on Saturday, Dec. 5.
In a partnership between Titusville Police and the Titusville Police Athletic League (PAL), kids were assigned a chaperone and given $100 to shop at Walmart 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 Walmart by NASA – who donates their bus service each year. Santa was waiting at the entrance of Walmart 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.”
Funds for the Holiday Shopping Spree were provided by a grant from Walmart and monies raised by PAL.