Shop with Cop is a joint venture between the Optimist Clubs of St. Mary’s County and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7. This program works to help needy children of the area to have a good Christmas.
Each child is allotted money to spend however they choose, whether it be for themselves, family members or household items. Each child is transported to Wal-Mart by law enforcement personnel and then to the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds where they are awaited by Optimist members who are ready to serve a huge breakfast, wrap their gifts, and entertain them with a puppet show.
At the end of the event the excited children are returned home by the police officers.
The Shop with a Cop organization officers are:
President Joe Stanalonis, Vice-President Bill Raddatz, Secretary Toni Long,
Treasurer Bunny Brewer
If you would like to make a donation to this organization, send your check to:
Shop With a Cop Inc.,
P. O. Box 2336
Leonardtown, MD 20650.
We are a nonprofit, tax-deductible organization and appreciate all donations.