The 16th Annual Shop-with-a-Cop Event

Shop with a Cop provides a fun-filled day for Maui children in need while creating positive relationships with law enforcement. Officers from the Maui Police Department volunteer their time and help provide holiday gifts for children and allow them to pick out gifts for their family members. The 16th Annual Shop-with-a-Cop Event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Kahului in partnership with Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui and Target. The event brings joy to the kids as they shop and connect with Maui’s finest. The Friends of the Children’s Justice Center work with Child Welfare Services to select the children. The families arrive at Target for breakfast at 6 am followed by Santa’s arrival. Each child receives a $100 gift card to spend at Target as part of the event sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Kahului. The benefit of Shop-with-a-Cop is the development of better and more trusting relationships between law enforcement and the community. This annual event is a favorite of the MPD staff as they help deliver smiles that are normally reserved for Santa.

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