Dec. 11, 2012
-- PLYMOUTH, MN
This past Saturday, Plymouth Rotary, Plymouth Police and Target hosted “Shop with a Cop”. Ten underprivileged children who were identified by IOCP and PRISM were teamed up with officers for their shopping spree at Target. The spree was funded by the Plymouth Rotary. Each child was given a $100 gift card to make purchases.
“It was really neat to see the several kids who thought of their own family members by buying gifts for them first and then spending what was left for themselves.”
said Jeff Wosje, Plymouth City Council member and Rotarian, “and special thanks to the Plymouth Target employees who volunteered their time to wrap the gifts, Jim Long for coordinating the event, and Plymouth Rotary for their sponsorship.”
Volunteers included Jim Long, Dan Plekkenpol, Craig Lindman, Jeff Swiatkiewicz, Mike Goldstein, Lisa Kurtz, Paul Johnson, Aaron Marsh, Amy Goodwin, Nate Hultgren, Jon Goldenman, Molly Lynch, Jeff Dorfsman, and Matt Gliniany.
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 1.2 million Rotarians in 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and territories living by the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self.” For more information about Rotary International and GSE, go to www.Rotary.org and www.rotaryplymouth.org.