Shop With A Sheriff
Collier County Sheriff's Office
Dozens of children celebrated Christmas a little early during the third annual “Shop With A Sheriff” event Thursday.
“Shop With A Sheriff” is a joint partnership between CCSO and the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples. The 2016 event was so successful that the same anonymous Jewish Federation donor who so generously provided the funds for the program stepped up to fund it again this holiday season.
Deputies teamed up with 65 children from Golden Gate area schools and helped the youngsters shop for Christmas gifts for their families and for themselves at Super Target, 2415 Tarpon Bay Blvd. Dolphin Transportation provided coach buses that brought the youngsters to and from the event. Civilian volunteer Chris Murphy dressed up like Santa and greeted the youngsters as they stepped off the bus.
The program helps families in need, while building positive relationships between law enforcement and youth. The deputies will follow up with the children and their families over the next year.