Press release

Donations sought for the Annual Eastern Sierra Shop with a Cop

It’s hard to believe that the Christmas holiday season is right around the corner! Law
enforcement officers and public safety staff from law enforcement and criminal justice agencies throughout Mono and Inyo Counties are busy planning the Annual Shop-with-a-Cop event, which will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017.

2016 SWAC group photo

This is a very special day where our local law enforcement brings the true spirit of Christmas to families in need throughout the Eastern Sierra and Owens Valley. Children from disadvantaged families are identified by the various agencies.

On Saturday morning, the children are picked up at their homes by their law enforcement “partners” and taken to breakfast. After breakfast, the officers and children respond Code 3 (lights and sirens) through Bishop to K-Mart to start the
shopping extravaganza.

Each child is given $200 to shop for gifts for their families. After all the gifts have been purchased, local volunteers wrap the gifts, and the officers and children travel
home where an early holiday celebration begins!

Our goal for the 2017 Shop-with-a-Cop event is to provide Christmas to 60 children and their families. This event is completely donation driven. Let’s start getting into the holiday spirit and donate to this great event today!

Donations can be dropped off at the Mono County Sheriff’s Office, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Bishop Police Department and Mammoth Lakes Police
Department. Please make checks payable to ESPOA (Eastern Sierra Peace Officers
Association) with “Shop-with-a-Cop” written in the memo line.

ESPOA is a 501(c)3, and your donation is tax deductible.

Nominations for a participant are encouraged. Nominations can be submitted by email to [email protected] or by contacting Jessica Scida at the Bishop Police Department at (760) 873-5866.

We thank you for your donation to bring Christmas to children in need throughout the Eastern Sierra and Owens Valley!

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