The Sheriff’s Office has facilitated the Shop with a Cop program in both Eastern and Western Washtenaw County since 2002. Each year we team law enforcement officers with nearly 200 youth from our county who are in need. For many, if not for Shop with a Cop, they would not have a holiday celebration.
Funding for the event is provided by generous donations from our corporate community. Participating staff donate their time. Each child is furnished with $100-$150 to spend on gifts. Each enrolled child also receives a winter coat, hat, gloves, blanket, backpack, toothbrush, and toothpaste. The program further provides participating children with$100-$125 in gift cards to local Washtenaw County restaurants and a $25 gas card.