Cicero Hosts Annual ‘Shop with a Cop’

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The Cicero Police helped 30 needy families and families with children with disabilities celebrate Christmas at the annual Children’s Christmas “Shop with a Cop” Charity drive. Each year the Cicero Police use donations from local businesses and money raised from within their own ranks from Cicero Police Officers to provide funds to allow the children to pick out toys at Target. The children include some from needy families and others that have disabilities. This year’s turnout was one of the biggest so far said Cicero Police Chief Jerry Chlada Jr. Donors included Target, Mobile Oil Company on Cicero, and Terrace Paper. “All children need to be able to enjoy the holidays and I am really proud of the effort and generosity of our police and also the local businesses that helped make this a success,” Chlada said. The toy drive has been held for many years and Target has been a major sponsor in the past, too, Chlada said. Among the more than 40 police officers who volunteered their time to help and Town officials participating was Trustee Victor Garcia.

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