Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 18-12-7

Date: Dec. 7, 2018

Shop with the Sheriff
10 a.m. – noon, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018
Walmart, 2500 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

On Tuesday, 100 children will turn their visions of dolls and video games dancing in their heads into reality when they join Broward Sheriff Scott Israel for Shop with the Sheriff. 

The Broward Sheriff’s Office’s annual holiday event will begin at 10 a.m. Dec. 11 at the Walmart Supercenter in Fort Lauderdale. This year, the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County will give each child a gift card with $175 to spend. That’s $25 more than the foundation donated last year for the public safety agency’s Shop with the Sheriff.

The young shoppers will also get the gift of a personal hygiene package in order to ensure that they spend the money on their wants, not their needs.

For nearly 20 years, BSO school resource deputies have coordinated Shop with the Sheriff. They select students – from grade school to high school – from BSO districts who meet specific criteria such as demonstrating good behavior and having a financial need. The student shoppers will be paired with volunteers from all corners of BSO, including sworn and civilian staff, and members of the Sheriff’s Foundation.

MEDIA NOTE: Interested media should RSVP with BSO’s Public Information Office by 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10.

Joy Oglesby/PIO
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