Ocean Inc. and the  Ocean County Police Athletic League are proud to announce their "Shop with a Cop" this weekend in Brick and Little Egg Harbor.

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"Shop with a Cop" is tomorrow (Saturday December 19th, 2020) with two locations.

Walmart - 1872 Rt. 88 in Brick - BEGINNING at 8 am

Walmart - 631 Rt. 9 in Little Egg Harbor - BEGINNING at 2 pm

This is the first annual Ocean, Inc. and Ocean County Police Athletic League "Shop with a Cop" in Ocean County. It's a one day event with two locations where the police officers and volunteers with assist 100 Ocean County children from disadvantaged families.

"Shop with a Cop" is not just about the police and children shopping, its a fun filled day for a number of kids during the holidays while creating a bond with local police officers. At the event, each child will be allotted $150 to shop for special gift or gifts for the holidays.

Throughout the shopping spree at Walmart, police officers will be paired with each child, pre-scan toys and calculate their assigned child’s order to ensure they are within $150 before proceeding to the checkout. Ocean Inc. staff will also provide each child a $50 Shoprite Gift Card to bring home to their family to assist with food insecurities.

Channell Wilkins, Ocean Inc. President/CEO said, “The Shop with a Cop Program in Ocean County was funded by Ocean Inc. through the NJDCA Community Services Block Grant.” The Program promotes social justice and positive police relationships for families as they gain the skills, knowledge and enhance their ability to engage within the community.

Ocean, Inc. and PAL in Ocean County are always helping out local families, "Merry Christmas to all."

Sue Moll
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