A Pancake Breakfast fund raiser for our Shop with a Cop program will take place on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Hiram College Kennedy Center’s Dix Dining Hall. There is not a set price for the breakfast; it is on a donation basis.
The Hiram and Garrettsville Police Departments have constructed and adopted a unique program called “Shop with a Cop” program. The Shop with a Cop program provides Hiram/Garrettsville area children, and their families, the opportunity to enjoy the holiday season.
The program is designed for less fortunate and under privileged children to go holiday shopping, for
themselves and families, with a police officer from Hiram and Garrettsville Police Departments. The program brings about much heartfelt joy to a lot of area children and families. Our goal is that every child gets the chance to enjoy the holiday season.
The “Shop with a Cop” program is a wonderful program that Hiram and Garrettsville Police Departments intends to hold every year. We hold this program close to our hearts and it means a lot to us. We look forward to the ‘Shop with a Cop” program every year, seeing the looks on the children’s faces makes our holiday season.
The “Shop with a Cop” program brings children and Safety officers together and builds a bond that is essential to community policing as well as provides for families that would be unable to bring about the holiday joy with food and gifts.
There should be no child that feels the sense of confusion and the feeling of going “without” during the holiday season due to poverty and financial strains. The “Shop with a Cop” program reaches out to families and brings the holiday joy to many children and their families.