Avondale’s annual Shop With A Cop program is dedicated to creating a wonderful holiday experience for children who have been victims of a crime. The Avondale Police Department is asking for donations from the community to keep this tradition strong.
“Shop With A Cop is a way for Avondale law enforcement officers to bring holiday cheer into the lives of some children. It also is another way of giving back to the community we care so much about and do our best to protect,” said Melisa Urtuzuastegui, Avondale Police Department Community Services Advocate. “The Avondale Police Department is asking for your help to keep this program going strong, through
community partnerships or donations towards this program.”
For years, the Avondale Police Department has been able to provide an experience for children, who have been victims or witnesses of crime, to shop at the local retail store for the holidays. Often a child will buy presents for everyone in the family, but have to be coaxed by the officer to purchase a present for themselves. It is a very positive experience not only for children involved, but for the officers, who share their special day with them. The children also get to meet Santa Claus and eat a healthy breakfast before they go shopping.
The Avondale Police Department is accepting donations for the Shop With A Cop program throughout the year. The City is also looking for business partners to assist with providing Christmas themed goody bags and food/beverages for the day of the event. For more information or to donate please call 623-333-7219, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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