Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Shop with a Cop Dec. 14.


The Alpharetta Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL) will host the annual "Shop with a Cop" event on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Windward Parkway Walmart in Milton.

For the third year in a row, Milton's Police and Fire Departments will take part, shopping with PAL youngsters and their families.

This year, PAL aims to help more than 75 children. Each child, along with their parent, will be accompanied by a police officer, firefighter, or public safety volunteer as he or she shops.

Each child will be able to spend up to $100. Although this allotment is theirs to spend on items for themselves, often these children elect to spend some of the money on gifts for their parents or siblings.

This annual police hosted/corporate sponsored event helps local families in need meet the holiday expectations for their children. At this time, PAL still needs additional sponsors. Walmart has already pledged $2,500. There have also been some smaller individual pledges.

Also, for the fourth year Alpharetta PAL will be delivering a holiday meal basket on Dec. 18 to the neediest of families. Baskets will be delivered by North Fulton police officers and fire personnel.

For more information about contributing or volunteering, please contact Officer Laurie Nicholson at 678-297-6309 x 1 or

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