Shop With A Cop Makes Holiday Wishes Come True!
Jersey City Police East District Police Officers volunteered this
week in the “Shop With A Cop” program at the Jersey City Target.
As a result of the generous donations of corporate sponsors and
private individuals, officers were able to shop with 150 Jersey City
children ranging in age from four to 14.
Each child was given a $100 Target gift card and was able to
purchase any items to make their Holiday wishes come true.
The event was sponsored primarily by Target, who holds
events like these at Target stores in more than 200
communities across the country in November and
December through their Heroes & Helpers program.
Part of our Target & BLUE effort, the events pair police
officers with in-need children for a day of holiday shopping,
and a chance to form strong relationships in the process.
Local law enforcement selects kids and families to
participate, and the kids receive donated funds from
Target and other local organizations, businesses and
individuals to help them get gifts and other items they need.