Shop With A Cop-Dane County
On Sunday, December 8, 2019, approximately 85 children throughout Dane County will be paired with officers to partake in this wonderful event. Families who have participated in the program in the past have been very pleased. It allows children to interact with officers in a positive environment, and it also gives them a sense of satisfaction to be able to provide gifts to their family. Children are selected from many schools throughout Dane County by a SHOP WITH A COP committee which consists of various officers from different agencies and school social workers.
For the children selected from Waunakee, Waunakee Police Department officers will pick up each child in a squad car and accompany them to a Target in Madison to go shopping. 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. In order to continue the success of this program, we need the ongoing support and monetary contributions from area businesses and individuals.
If you would like to make a contribution to the Shop With A Cop – Dane County, Inc., please mail or drop off a donation:
Waunakee Police Department
Attn: Shop With A Cop
205 N. Klein Drive
Waunakee WI. 53597
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 Glen Jacob at (608) 849-4832x4606 or email at email@example.com. All donations to the program are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided. Thank you for your time and generosity!
For the past 18 years, a group of Dane County law enforcement agencies have collaborated on Shop With A Cop. This will be the 8th 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. SHOP WITH A COP is sponsored by the Waunakee Police Department partnered with the Dane County Sheriff's Office, Madison Police Department, and other local police agencies who volunteer their time to assist economically disadvantaged youth during the Holiday Season.