Members of PB&PA Unit #39, along with their family members, hosted our annual Christmas “Shop with a Cop” event today and were able to take 78 kids shopping for Christmas. We would like to thank Walmart for hosting us as well as DPS 61, the Boys and Girls Club, local county schools, and the other community organizations for assisting in coordinating this program. As always, this program would not be possible without our generous donors through the year. We want to thank each and every one of you and hope everyone has a happy holiday season!
On August 15th 2022, the Decatur PBPA Unit 39 held our inaugural fundraising Golf Tournament at the Decatur Country Club. 144 area golfers participated in the event which included an awards dinner and raffle.
The outing was an overwhelming success, and we would like to thank all of those that sponsored and donated to the event. We would like to especially thank Sue and Kevin Breheny, Romano Company, UAW, Shaners Towing, St Mary’s Hospital, Sloan Implement, Gustafson and Associates Accounting, B&W Paving, Hickory Point Bank, TrueCraft Remodelers, Bodine Electric, Coffee Connection, Papa Murphy’s, Decatur Convention and Visitors Bureau, Shawn Nelson, and Jeff Aubry to their support.
The proceeds from this event ensure our shopping programs remain a success for years to come. Thank you all very much!
On August 13th 2022, active and retired officers of PB&PA Unit #39 held their annual back to school shopping program. In total, 68 kids from Decatur and the surrounding Macon County area participated in the event. The kids were able to get items for the upcoming school year.
Thanks to Kohl’s and Hickory Point Mall for allowing us to use their facilities for the event. Also thanks to Maria Robertson and Dr. Rochelle Clark from DPS #61 for helping with registration and check in. And thanks to YMCA for the back packs and school supplies.
This event would not be possible without the outpouring of support from our community. We would like to thank everyone who was able to make a donation to our 2022 fundraising campaign. Our next shopping event will be in December where we will take local children shopping for Christmas gifts. Our fundraising campaign remains open and donations can be made through our Venmo account or mailed to PB&PA Unit #39 P.O. Box 2048, Decatur, IL 62524.