Reach Foundation's Shop with a Cop provides a fun filled day for a number of children in need throughout Connecticut while creating positive relationships with law enforcement. This unique December shopping experience assists children and deters them from choosing a life of crime or violence. The participating children are identified by schools, churches, youth organizations, and social services agencies.
On the day of the event, uniformed officers from various local and state offices volunteer their time to be with the children for lunch at a designated destination. Following the time sent with police officers, the children participate in a law enforcement procession and head to a store for shopping with their " Partner for the day". Each child will shop for themselves, their family, and a child from the community where the police officer serves.