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NBA Donates to Newtown’s Shop with a Cop program

Posted on: November 15th, 2018

NBA Board Member Marc Blatstein, Newtown Twp. Corporal Paul J. Debbi, NBA Board member Ken Ogborn, and NBA Vice President Bill Sheffer.


The Newtown Business Association was the first donor to Newtown's Shop with a Cop program, with a donation of $1000.  A check was presented to Newtown Township Corporal Paul J. Deppi at the November 15th Member Breakfast meeting, held at George School.

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 and St. Andrews Elementary School.  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 $150.00 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 and Upper Makefield Township police officers volunteer their own time to support the program.

Our event will be on Sunday December 2, 2018 at the Target Store 2331 E. Lincoln Hwy, Langhorne, PA  19047.  Times will be scheduled to accommodate the kids and officers. This is our first Shop with a Cop event. We will be working with Middletown Township Police to assist us.

Much thanks to Target for hosting the program and providing supplies.  A special thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers and the Council Rock School District for supporting this program.

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