The Conyers Police Department is seeking cash, checks and Wal-mart gift cards to support its 11th Annual Shop With A Cop to buy Christmas presents for needy children in Rockdale County.
The Conyers Police Department (CPD) works with the Conyers Wal-Mart, along with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Department of Public Safety work on the annual project. Law enforcement personnel accompany children from families experiencing financial hardship to the Conyers Wal-Mart to shop for Christmas gifts.
“The Conyers Wal-Mart has been an excellent community partner to assist the Conyers Police in spearheading this effort. Officers interact with children who may not have had a positive encounter with law enforcement until now. The partnership between the CPD and Wal-Mart makes sure that the children are afforded a more positive holiday experience,” said Chief Gene Wilson.
Since the program began, approximately 1,100 children have benefited from Shop with a Cop.
The event will take place on Dec. 15, 8 a.m., at the Conyers Wal-Mart.
Applications for needy children to participate are available in the lobby of the Conyers Police Department.
Cash and check donations (made payable to City of Conyers or Shop with a Cop and Wal-Mart gift cards are being accepted at the Conyers Police Department located at 1194 Scott Street.
For more information on donating to the Shop with a Cop program, contact Sergeant Shyra Hardwick at 770-483-6600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.