Fifteen Tribal Police officers helped more than a dozen Pokagon kids with their Christmas shopping recently during this year’s Shop with a Cop, a day where kids from our tribe get to shop for presents for their families and themselves.
The cops, who in most cases attended the event on their days off, and the kids shopped at the Niles Wal-Mart with $200. Afterward they met up at the Community Center with volunteers from Zagbëgon and elders to wrap their gifts and meet Santa Claus.
“We really appreciate the officers and volunteers,” said Dan Stohrer, youth services coordinator. “The kids are thankful. Usually they only want to buy for their family and have to be convinced to buy something for themselves.”