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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Gresham Optimists hold Shop with a Cop

An annual favorite for the Gresham Optimist Club took place on Saturday, December 3, 2017 at the Gresham Fred Meyers. What was it?

Shop with a Cop! 


Gresham Optimist Club Shop with a Cop

Each year, Gresham Optimist Club members pair some deserving kiddos up with local law enforcement officers and help them shop for Christmas gifts. Twenty officers participated in this Shop with a Cop event. The officers and club members always comment that they have to remind the children to buy something for themselves because they always buy for others first.

This year, in addition to hosting the shopping party, Fred Meyers provided snacks for the shoppers.

Gresham Optimist Club member Judith Hillend summed up the experience by saying, "The children were so delightful and police officers so generous with their time and wisdom. The kids truly got their wishes. I am so grateful to be an Optimist."

Thanks to Jean Jensen for the photo. We would love to hear your Optimist Club story of kindness. Please send a note and picture here.