Shop With a Cop event once again coupled with the Nautilus, Inc. Holiday Helper event to serve area children
VANCOUVER — On Saturday (Dec. 7), the Vancouver Police Officer’s Guild (VPOG) and Nautilus, Inc. hosted a holiday shopping event for children in need.
This was the fourth year combining the Nautilus, Inc. Holiday Helper event with the VPOG Shop With A Cop. This combined event allowed over 100 local children the opportunity to shop with more than 200 combined Vancouver Police officers and Nautilus, Inc. staff volunteering their time in the early morning hours Saturday. Each child left with wrapped gifts of their choosing to take home for Christmas.
The event took place at the Target store located at 16200 NE Mill Plain Blvd. in Vancouver. It was the 27th anniversary of Shop With A Cop and the 16th year for Nautilus Holiday Helpers.
Each year, the Vancouver Police Officers Guild and Nautilus, Inc. work with multiple community social service agencies serving families in need to identify and select the children to participate in these shopping events (all children have already been pre-selected by the social service agencies and this event is not open to the general public).
Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.