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Shop With A Cop Program

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Since 1979, the officers of the Charlestown City Police Department have annually taken 15 to 20 Charlestown needy first graders shopping for Christmas. The program, named "Shop with a Cop", enables officers and their spouses to share a little Christmas cheer; as well as, get to know some of the most energetic citizens of the community. The positive interaction between the cops and kids last a lifetime. Money is raised for the program by officers and volunteers manning 3 to 4 roadblocks each year, as well as mailing a letter to local business for donations. Each year the program has grown, little by little, now enabling the department to take 20 first graders shopping for $150.00 of clothing and $150.00 of toys at local stores. Once the shopping is complete, all enjoy a sit down dinner where Santa Claus stops by and visits with gifts for the kids.  In addition, the parents of each child participant was given a $75 food gift certificate to a local grocery hoping to help with Christmas dinner at home. The program is a non-profit charitable endeavor which is sponsored by the Charlestown Police Department, but all time and effort is volunteered by personnel.


Donations Appreciated!
The program is currently under the direction of Officer Anthony Snell, of the Charlestown Police Department. If you are interested in donating to the Charlestown City Police Shop With A Cop Program, please send your tax deductible monetary donation, in the form of a check or money order to:
Charlestown Police Shop with A Cop,
701 Main Street, Charlestown, Indiana 47111 

Contact Officer Snell at tsnell@ctownpd.com at (812) 256-6345, for more information.




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