The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is in the planning stages for its annual Shop With a Cop event, and is partnering with United Way of Lewis County to collect nominations for children in need of a positive experience with law enforcement, and those in need of financial assistance for the holiday.
The program is open to children ages 8 to 18 who live in Lewis County.
Applications are available from the United Way website at www.lewiscountyuw.com; their office at 450 NW Pacific Avenue, Chehalis; or by calling the United Way office at 360-748- 8100. Applications are also available at the front counter of the Sheriff’s Office.
“Counselors, neighbors, social workers, church leaders, parents, teachers, and other community members are encouraged to nominate children they feel would benefit from the program,” according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The deadline to submit applications is November 14. Those selected to shop will be notified the week of December 2, and shopping will occur on December 12.
“The Shop with a Cop program is a great way for us to interact with the community during this holiday season, and a great time is always had by the kids and deputies a like,” said Sheriff Rob Snaza.
Shop with a Cop is funded through Sheriff’s Office employee donations, public donations, and grants coordinated through the Sheriff’s Office Association. Donations to sustain the program are greatly appreciated and can be sent to the Sheriff’s Office Association at: LCSOA, 345 W. Main Street, Chehalis, WA 98532.