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Shop with a Cop prepares kids to go back to school

Shop with a cop helps nearly 300 kids get the school supplies they need to go back to school. (SBG photo) 

With brand new backpacks, folders and lunch boxes, back to school shopping can be so exciting for kids.

But many children in our community aren't able to get new supplies for school. That's where the Sunshine Division comes in.

The annual Shop with a Cop event pairs Portland Police Officers and Multnomah County Sheriff's Deputies with nearly 300 kids for a unique one-on-one shopping experience.

The Sunshine Division via its Izzy's Kids fund is purchasing over $27,000 worth of school clothes. Fred Meyer is contributing $10,000 worth of gift cards along with a backpack, toiletries and some school supplies for every kid who participates.

The children will leave the event at the Gateway Fred Meyer with well over $50,000 worth of clothing and school supplies.

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