NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | Shop with Cops Builds Positive Relationships with Youth and Law Enforcement

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The Summit-University and Frogtown neighborhoods are organizing their tenth annual Shop with Cops event this year on Saturday, December 4.  Shop with Cops is a program designed to foster positive relationships between children and police officers in neighborhoods where relationships have typically been strained.  Youth in kindergarten through 6th grade are selected to participate in the event, and given $50-$100 (depending on the size of their family) to purchase gifts for their family members at a local store.  Police officers volunteer their time, and are assigned 1-2 children to take shopping.  After shopping, the group gathers together to eat lunch and wrap their gifts.  The program needs donations and volunteers!  Volunteers are needed to greet and register participants, help with lunch set-up and clean-up, and wrap gifts.  For information on donating or volunteering, visit the Shop with Cops website

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