A few weeks ago, officer Lisa Cruz approached us looking for a partner in their first Shop with a Cop day. After listening to her passionately explain the program, we were hooked.
We love our community and the families that make it up and if you have every been on the farm during the holidays you know our love for Christmas is strong. It was a perfect fit!
About the Program
Shop with a Cop is a community policing initiative that pairs fifth grade students from schools in New Techumseth with a police officer for a fun day of holiday shopping, wrapping and Christmas cheer.
Our fundraising event will be this Saturday but the shopping day will take place on Saturday, December 9th, just in time for the holidays!
How the Students Are Chosen
Officer Cruz is making her way to all the schools and meeting with the principals and teachers to let them know that she is looking for students who they feel will benefit most from this experience. It will be up to the individual school to select the participating student(s).
For our inaugural year as partners in this event, we have a goal of one student from each school for a total of 18 kids..We know these schools are full of deserving kids and would love to be able to be able to have even more students participate and hope that we can expand in the future.
How Are We Going to Do It?
We are hosting a special Fall Festival day this Saturday, October 14th. In addition to our regular festival events, the O.P.P will be here with all of their toys including simulator cars, atv’s, patrol cars, drones and more! A portion of the entry to our Fall Festival will be going towards our fundraising goal. Additionally, we will have a raffle table with some amazing prizes donated by local businesses, baked goods and more. You wont want to miss it.
Our Sponsor Partners
It really does take a village. We are so grateful for the support of fellow local business who have donated their time, products or fees to make sure these deserving kids have a great day out.
Our raffle table has great items donated by:
MyFM Radio (broadcasting live on Saturday!)
The Circle Theatre
The Modern Market
…..more to come!
Raffle tickets will be 10/$5.00 so make sure you bring your change, it’s all for a good cause.
We are also very excited to have the Lori go-round food truck out at the farm serving her delicious food!
Bring the family and plan to stay a while! It is going to be a great day.