Tulsa Police, Rotary Combine Efforts to ‘Shop with a Cop’
WORKING FOR CHILDREN: Members of the Tulsa FOP Lodge 93 with Celia Clinton student Akeila Harris and Rotary Club of Tulsa member Jeff Hassell at the Shop with a Cop event at the 1701 S. Yale Ave. Target store in early December.
Photo courtesy TINA MILLER
Tulsa Lodge 93 partnered with the Rotary Club of Tulsa to host Shop with a Cop in early December at the Target store at 1701 S. Yale Ave in Tulsa. A few dozen students from Celia Clinton Elementary School were selected to participate in the program.
The students shopped with officers to choose presents for their family, and at the same time, a Rotary Club member shopped for gifts for the child, making sure their whole family will have presents under the Christmas tree.
“This was an opportunity to give back to children in our community and help spread a little joy this holiday season,” Tulsa Lodge 93 Second Vice-President Marcie Brannon said. “It’s not only a positive experience for the kids but also very rewarding for the officers to see the joy on their faces.”
Money donated by Tulsa Lodge 93 and the Rotary Club of Tulsa makes this annual event possible.
About Tulsa Lodge 93
Tulsa Lodge 93, founded in 1937, represents 1,100 active and retired Tulsa Police Officers. It is the first lodge in Oklahoma and the first lodge west of the Mississippi River. Its mission is to advocate for members rights’ and give them a voice, even when they are not allowed to speak up for themselves.
Lodge 93 is also active in the community and is the biggest donor in the nation to the Special Olympics. The lodge was honored to receive the 2017 Oklahoma Special Olympics Synar Award.