Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, August 24, 2012

Officers give back at Shop With A Cop event this Saturday!

   The Boise Police Association and Boise Police Officers will go back to school shopping with needy kids this Saturday, August 24th, as part of the annual "Shop With  A Cop" program.

    "This is exactly the kind of community involvement we love to take part in, helping kids who might otherwise go to school without the supplies they need." says Boise Police Detective Bill Smith.

     Shop with a Cop is an annual event that benefits children in need of new school clothes and supplies. The program is funded through the Boise Police Association, thanks to donations from the community and assistance from K-mart stores. Boise Police officers will participate by acting as personal shoppers for about 60 children at the K Mart at Five Mile & Fairview this Saturday starting at 8:00 a.m. K-Mart gives a discount on the clothes and items bought for the kids as well as giving them a hearty breakfast before they begin their shopping adventure. This program is intended to give kids in need a jump-start on the school year and foster a sense of community in the children.

  These needy kids are Boise residents who were referred to us by local agencies involved in working with homeless families, those in transitional housing or other children that do not have the financial resources to afford school supplies and back to school clothes. 

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information