Shop with a Cop "Heroes & Helpers" 2019
Positively impacting Boston communities!
The 11th Annual Shop with a Cop/Heroes & Helpers event, brightened the season for 400 deserving inner-city youth on Monday, December 16th.
Many thanks to Commissioner Gross, Mayor Walsh, all of our 'Heroes', our generous donors and our host, Target Corporation! And to all of the other 'Helpers' for their continued support of this beloved event, thank you!
Shopper Testimonials ...
“This is the best thing in my life!” said 8-year-old Joshua, shopping with Sgt. Tony Lee of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Dept. “I’m having so much fun, I can’t even stop!”
“It’s all about Christmas for them,” Capt. Granese said, as 8-year-old Jesus placed a Nintendo Switch gaming system in his cart. “Whatever he wants, it’s all about the children.”
“He’s my favorite cop that I ever had in the whole world!” Jesus exclaimed.
(Fox 25 News - Christine McCarthy)
2017 Shop with a Cop
2018 Shop with a Cop
Boston Police Department's, Shop with a Cop: Heroes and Helpers event.
Each year, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross (founder and champion of Boston's Shop with a Cop) and Boston Police Department staff members, officers and volunteers from several outside police and first-responder agencies, including Boston EMS, MBTA Transit PD, UMass-Boston PD, Suffolk University PD, Boston University PD and Boston College PD, are paired up with over 350 youth from every neighborhood in Boston for this much anticipated annual holiday shopping spree.
A picture is worth a thousand words ....