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NBA Donates $1,500 to Newtown Shop with a Cop Program

Left to right: Mick Petrucci, Kristin Deppi, Corporal Deppi (Newtown Township), Dan Petty, NBA President Dave Marcolla, and Newtown Borough Police Chief James Sabath.

The NBA is proud to support again this year the 2021 Shop with a Cop program with another donation of $1,500. Shop with a Cop is a national program pairing police officers with children to afford them a better holiday season. The program allows children to view police officers in a different atmosphere and promote positive relationships. The program’s participants are elementary students from the Council Rock School District. These children face life challenges such as a parent losing a job, homelessness, military deployment, economic shortcomings, and other hardships.

The Shop with a Cop program is funded solely through the generosity of our local community’s residents and businesses. Each child is allotted a $150 gift card to purchase gifts for themselves and their family members. Volunteers from the community assist with gift wrapping, hosting, and registration. The Newtown Township, Newtown Borough Northampton Township and Upper Makefield Township police officers volunteer their own time to support the program.