Everybody knows how tough the economy has been and how many families will be lucky to have anything under their trees Christmas morning. Newport area law enforcement is hoping that we’ll all donate to their “Shop with a Cop” program that matches local police officers, state troopers and sheriff’s deputies with very deserving children from financially strapped families so they can have a Merry Christmas.
A child from each qualified family will walk with an officer up and down the aisles of Walmart picking out items their brothers and sisters have asked for Christmas. A separate officer will shop for the child as well. Once the children have made their purchases, volunteers will wrap their presents and ensure they’re under the tree Christmas morning.
The Shop with a Cop program very deeply needs donations from the community to make this season a bright one for the children. Donations are 100% tax deductible. Send your donation to: Shop with a Cop, Newport Police Volunteers, 169 SW Coast Highway, Newport, OR, 97365.
You may also send donations to Shop with a Cop, Oregon State Police Volunteers, P.O. Box 947, Newport, OR, 97365.
For further information or if you have any questions, please call 541-265-5354, ext. 300, or 541-270-4817.