Shop with a Cop Cecil County, Inc.
A Maryland non-profit corporation, founded in February 2015.
PO Box 98
Childs, MD 21916
To work cooperatively and enthusiastically to provide a memorable experience for the youth of Cecil County and to foster the relationships between youth, their families, and law enforcement.
Founded in 2012 from the philosophy that “even Santa needs a little help”, Shop With A Cop
(SWAC) Cecil County is committed to serving those that may not otherwise experience the magic of
Christmas. As a federally recognized non-profit, SWAC strives to create unforgettable Christmas
memories for children and families of Cecil County, Maryland. Each December, law enforcement
officers from Cecil County volunteer to spend a Saturday morning shopping with a child for clothing,
toys, and other gifts to put under the Christmas tree.
The children, ranging from age two to twelve, are partnered with a law enforcement officer for
the day’s events. The day begins with children meeting their law enforcement partner then parading –
with lights and sirens – to Walmart of North East, MD for their shopping spree. After a full morning of
shopping, the children and their families are welcomed back at the Upper Chesapeake Ballroom for a
party and visit from Santa. As our guests enjoy the party, the SWAC elves are busy wrapping all the
gifts for the children to place under their Christmas trees.
Originating from the generosity of a small group of Maryland State Troopers and their families,
Shop With A Cop was able to provide a Christmas to eight local children. In 2013, with the addition of
several other law enforcement agencies and the support and generosity of local businesses and citizens,
the number of children was increased to 21. Last year with all six Cecil County law enforcement
agencies joining together and the continued overwhelming support from local businesses and citizens
the number nearly tripled to 61 children.
We sincerely thank the local businesses, individuals, and law enforcement officers that have
helped with past events. Not only have these events provided a memorable Christmas to many Cecil
County children and their families, but it has also made a lasting impression on all those involved!
To see what you can do to help bring a little magic to the Christmases of needy children in Cecil County, MD, please click here to visit our How You Can Help page.
Our Board of Directors
President - James Russell
Vice President - Lloyd Rabuck
Treasurer - Juliana Logan
Secretary - Ann Cathers
At Large - Mike Marine