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NBA Donates to Newtown’s Shop with a Cop program for second year

Posted on: October 9th, 2019

NBA Board Member Marc Blatstein, Newtown Twp. Corporal Paul J. Debbi, NBA Vice President Ken Ogborn, and NBA President Bill Sheffer presented a check for $1,000 for the 2018 Shop with a Cop Program.


The Newtown Business Association is donating $1,500 this year to the Newtown Shop with a Cop; NBA was the first donor to Newtown's Shop with a Cop program last year, with a $1,000 donation.

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, Northampton Township and Upper Makefield Township police officers volunteer their own time to support the program.

The event will be on Sunday December 1, 2019 at the Target Store 2331 E. Lincoln Hwy., Langhorne, PA  19047.  Times will be scheduled to accommodate the kids and officers. This is the second Shop with a Cop event.

Much thanks to Target for hosting the program and providing supplies.  A special thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers and the Council Rock School District for supporting this program.  CLICK HERE for a press release with information about supporting this wonderful program.

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