The Roseville Police Department helped spread a little cheer this year to several Roseville families. Police officers helped 17 youngsters with holiday shopping through the Police Department Shop with a Cop program.
Officers took the kids, who because of family circumstances may not have been able to buy gifts, shopping for their families. When the kids returned to City Hall, they were joined by other Police Department staff and volunteers to wrap presents and enjoy pizza and holiday treats.
Roseville Police partnered with Tubman Family Alliance, a community organization that provides services for families in crisis, to select families. Target, Papa John’s, Michaels Stores, Cub Foods, Roseville Bakery, Edible Arrangements, Metro Bindery, Pragmatic Photography, and other community members donated goods, services, and/or funds to make this holiday event happen. The Roseville Police Department and Tubman Family Alliance thank all who participated for their generous support of this very worthy program.
“The Shop with a Cop program is one of the most heartwarming events that I have been a part of,” said Community Relations Coordinator Corey Yunke. “It's a great opportunity to build positive relationships with the children and their families and to bring a little holiday cheer during challenging times. The level of generosity from businesses and community members along with the dedication and commitment of the Police Department is refreshing. Successful events like this make me proud to be a part of the Roseville Police Department and the Roseville community,” said Yunke.
Target Corporation also donated gift cards to the families to help with this year's holiday meals.
Since its inception in 2005, Shop with a Cop has helped more than 110 children and their families in Roseville.