• Lunch with the Chief


    Shop with Cops Benefit


    Lunch with the Chief


    Chief Tom Smith – Saint Paul Police Department


    Date:  Thursday, November 15, 2012

    Time:  11:30 a.m. Networking & Registration

    Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Program

    Location:  Peking Garden - 1488 University Avenue West  Saint Paul, MN 55104

    Cost: $25.00 (100% Tax Deductible)

    Register:  Online at the event page here or call the

    Midway Chamber of Commerce at 651-646-2636.


    What is Shop with Cops?
    The purpose of the event is to foster positive relationships between youth and officers. Young kids, K - 6th grade are selected each year during the end-of-the-year holiday season to shop at one of the local area stores to purchase gifts for members of their immediate family. Each child is given a small amount of money to spend, normally $50-$100 depending on the size of the child's immediate family. Approximately 1-2 children are assigned to each police personnel, who then escort them around the store and assists in selecting appropriate gifts for each family member. The children are told, and understand that the money is not for personal use and must only be spent on members. After shopping, the children will eat lunch, wrap their gifts, and continue to get to know the police officers.


    In 2000, its first year in operation over 50 kids and 15 officers were involved. During the 2011 event, Shop with Cops had 213 kids participating and over 107 officers from St Paul Police Department volunteer their time.

    Would you like to make a donation to Shop With Cops?  Click HERE for the form!
    Donations can be sent to:

    Midway Chamber of Commerce
    1600 University Avenue W.
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    View Shop with Cops Pictures HERE! 

    In Partnership with:






    1600 University Avenue, Suite 301

    Saint Paul, MN 55104
    P: 651-646-2636 



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