Dec 27, 2012

'Shop with a Cop'

Sigma Delta Law  Enforcement Club students and advisors at Central Lakes College participated in "Shop with a Cop" to benefit 75 children from our Brainerd/Baxter area. On several pre-holiday weekends a group of CLC Criminal Justice program students joined the Brainerd Police Department, Baxter Police Department and 25 children to share breakfast and take the youngsters shopping. "Even though these children had limited means (each child was given $25 each) to buy presents they thought of their family (mom, dad or sibling) when they were shopping," said Gae Davis, program coordinator. The children ranged from 5-11 years old. The Lakes Area Law Enforcement Association organized the event. "It is great to be in a community of sharing and we appreciate the closeness we have with the area police departments and stores which provided breakfast for the children," Gae said. CLC students also assisted at the St. Mathias Corn Maze for the daycare association and more recently bagged groceries at Super One (shown) to assist in fundraising for club attendanceat the National American Criminal Justice Association conference and competition.