Vancouver Police and Nautilus combine for holiday shopping event

VANCOUVER — On Sat., Dec. 3, the Vancouver Police Officer’s Guild (VPOG) and Nautilus Inc. will host a huge shopping event for kids. This will be the first year combining the Nautilus Holiday Helper event with Shop With A Cop. This combined event will allow over 80 kids the opportunity to shop with Vancouver Police officers and Nautilus staff.

This will be the 24th anniversary of Shop With A Cop and the 13th year for Nautilus Holiday Helpers. The event will take place from 5:30-7 a.m. on Saturday at Target, 16200 NE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver.

Vancouver Police Shop with a Cop and Nautilus Holiday Helpers Staff
This year’s event marks the 24th anniversary of Shop With A Cop and the 13th year for Nautilus Holiday Helpers. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Police Department

“I am so thrilled that the Vancouver Police Officer’s Guild and Nautilus are able to combine their events this year to create one giant shopping event. I want to acknowledge the generosity of the VPOG members and Nautilus to host these holiday shopping events each year and appreciate the opportunity for our staff to help spread a little holiday joy to kids in need,” says Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain.

“Through the Nautilus Cares program, we strive to be a strong partner in the communities in which we live and work,” said Wayne Bolio, SVP Law & Human Resources at Nautilus, Inc. “This is our 13th year partnering with the Vancouver Police Department for Holiday Helper, one of the most anticipated event of the year for our employees and their families.”

Each year the Vancouver Police Officers Guild and Nautilus work with multiple social service agencies in the community that serve 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).

Members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend and will have access to the store at 5:30 a.m., with the kids arriving at approximately 5:45 a.m.

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