SHOP WITH A COP!
For the past 16 years, a group of ten Dane County law enforcement agencies have collaborated on an event called SHOP WITH A COP. This will be the 6th year the Waunakee Police Department has participated. In 2014 the participating agencies (including Waunakee Police Department) joined together to form a 501(C) (3) non-profit organization called Shop With A Cop -- Dane County Inc.
This charity assists economically disadvantaged families within Waunakee and Dane County during the Holiday Season. We work with school social workers to identify children of families in need. We look for children that are working to full capacity in school and have no major discipline issues. This event gives the children the opportunity to interact with law enforcement in a positive environment. It also allows law enforcement to give back to their communities, and it gives the children a sense of satisfaction to be able to provide gifts for their families.
On Sunday, December 3, 2017 approximately 85 children throughout Dane County will be paired with officers to partake in this wonderful event. For children selected from Waunakee, Waunakee Police Department officers will pick up each child in a squad car and accompany them to the Target in Madison. Each child receives a credit of approximately $175.00 to spend on gifts for their family and themselves. The children and officers then travel to a VFW in Madison to wrap presents and enjoy lunch together.
If you would like to make a contribution to the Shop With A Cop – Dane County, Inc., please mail or drop off a donation to the Waunakee Police Department, 205 N. Klein Drive. Please make checks payable to Shop With A Cop -- Dane County Inc., not the Village of Waunakee.
If you have any questions or would like more information please contact me. All donations to the program are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided. Thank you for your time and generosity!
Officer Glen Jacob
(608) 849-4832 ext. 4606
Shop with a Cop – Dane County, Inc. Committee Member