Date/Time of Release: 12/09/2011 - 09:00
Contact Person: Andrea Zielinski
Contact Number: 541-440-4486
Subject: Annual Shop with a Cop Event
Date/Time of Incident: 12/10/2011 - 08:45
Incident Location: Roseburg Kmart
Case Number: N/A
On Saturday, December 10, 2011, deputies and officers from local law enforcement agencies will be partnering with Kmart to provide a brighter Christmas for several disadvantaged children in Douglas County.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Roseburg Police Department, Myrtle Creek Police Department, Sutherlin Police Department, Winston Police Department and Oregon State Police will be participating in Kmart’s annual “Shop with a Cop” Children’s Shopping Spree from 8:45 – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Twenty-five underprivileged children have been selected and will be paired up with a police officer and given a $30 gift card to buy Christmas gifts for their families. The officers help the children pick out gifts for their family and then help wrap them. Before leaving, each child is given their own gift and a filled stocking.
Most of these kids are in foster care or come from families that are struggling this holiday season. The goal is to not only help underprivileged children, but to give them the opportunity to interact with law enforcement in a positive manner.
The money to fund this program is raised by the Kmart employees over the year.
All members of the media are invited to attend.