The Fort Findlay FOP Foundation held its annual Cops & Kids Go Shopping event over the weekend.
Local police officers were paired with income-challenged and at-risk children for a shopping spree at the Findlay Meijer.
Lt. David Hill, with the Findlay Police Department, says they were able to take 141 kids shopping this year, an increase over last year, thanks to generous donations from businesses and community members. (video below)
He says the officers enjoy the event as much as the kids do.
“We just love this time of the year. We love to help out and it brings out the little kid in us as well.”
The program’s goal is to allow the children the experience of shopping alongside local law enforcement, instilling in each child a positive experience that will carry into their adolescence and adulthood.