Vancouver Police and Nautilus, Inc. gives over 100 area children a shopping spree

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.

A large group of members of the Vancouver Police Department joined helpers from Nautilus, Inc. to give over 100 local children the opportunity to Shop With a Cop Saturday at the Target store at 16200 NE Mill Plain Blvd. in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Police Department
A large group of members of the Vancouver Police Department joined helpers from Nautilus, Inc. to give over 100 local children the opportunity to Shop With a Cop Saturday at the Target store at 16200 NE Mill Plain Blvd. in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Police Department

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.     

Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain assists a youngster with his toy selection at the Vancouver Police Officer’s Guild Shop With a Cop event Saturday at Target. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Police Department
Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain assists a youngster with his toy selection at the Vancouver Police Officer’s Guild Shop With a Cop event Saturday at Target. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Police Department

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.  

Sgt. Holly Musser and her young shopper appear to be making a lot of process at Saturday’s Shop With a Cop event in east Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Police Department
Sgt. Holly Musser and her young shopper appear to be making a lot of process at Saturday’s Shop With a Cop event in east Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Police Department

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).

Cpl. Rey Reynolds and this youngster found a furry friend at Saturday’s Shop With a Cop event, organized by the Vancouver Police Officer’s Guild and Nautilus, Inc. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Police Department
Cpl. Rey Reynolds and this youngster found a furry friend at Saturday’s Shop With a Cop event, organized by the Vancouver Police Officer’s Guild and Nautilus, Inc. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Police Department

Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.

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