This year, Yancey County Sheriff’s Office will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of our Shop with a Cop program. The program began in 2009 serving only 10 kids. Every year since, with the generous donations from our community, we have been able to increase the number of participants and last year, in 2018, we were able to increase the number of participants to 75 kids!
Shop with a Cop program provides a fun filled day for underprivileged children. We ask each school in our community to choose the children they believe need, and will benefit from this experience the most. The program is designed to foster positive relationships between youth and law enforcement, while supporting families in our community who are in need, during a season where every child should experience some joy. The Shop with a Cop program helps to insure these children will have warm coats for winter and the basic necessities that most of us take for granted.