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Plymouth Police Participate in Shop With a Cop

The Plymouth Police and Plymouth Rotary partner to take local children shopping on Dec. 8 at Target.

Kids whose families are going through challenging times will have holidays that are a bit brighter thanks to the Plymouth Rotary and the Plymouth Police Department. The kids will participate in a Shop with a Cop day Saturday, Dec. 8, at Target.

The holiday shopping trip, which pairs each child with a police officer who donates his or her time, is a result of a generous $1,000 donation that the Plymouth Police Department received last April from the Plymouth Rotary Club, according to Community Relations Officer Jim Long.

Ten children were identified by two social agencies that serve Plymouth -- People Responding to Social Faith Ministry (PRISM) and Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners. Each child will have a $100 gift card to spend – and the officer and child will work together to make the holidays brighter for both the kids and their families.

As the shopping trip ends, Target team members will wrap the gifts the children have selected.

“It is activities such as this that really help to build positive interactions with the department,” said Plymouth Police Chief Mike Goldstein.

(Information provided by a city of Plymouth press release.) 

Peggy Sorrell December 07, 2012 at 03:54 AM
Very cool idea!

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