AmeriChoice Makes Holidays Brighter for 42 Kids with “Shop With A Cop” Support

Mechanicsburg, PA (December 21, 2023) – This holiday season AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union rallied its employees and partnered with several area police departments to support Shop with a Cop. For this community-centered charitable effort, AmeriChoice made donations to help children referred to the Shop with a Cop program. Participating children were paired with police officers who took them on a spending spree at the local Walmarts for holiday presents with donated funds.

The credit union raised funds internally, launching a “Thankful Gram” campaign, which inspired employees to purchase grams and write notes of encouragement or gratitude for their coworkers. Altogether, AmeriChoice employees raised enough money to support three police departments and brighten the holidays for 42 children and their families. All proceeds from the campaign were donated to Silver Spring Township Police Department, Lower Allen Township Police Department, and York County Regional Police Department to benefit local children.

In addition to providing funds, AmeriChoice employees assisted Silver Spring Township Police Department with wrapping gifts selected by participating children at the local Walmart, working alongside officers at New Kingston Fire Hall. For the Lower Allen Township Police Department, AmeriChoice employees had the opportunity to interact and spend time with the children and police officers. For these kids, the Camp Hill Walmart provided both the setting for the shopping spree as well as additional donations and snacks.

“It is no secret that AmeriChoice is passionate about our community involvement focus on first responders and those who provide support for our community,” said Ken Dyer, AmeriChoice CEO. “The Shop With a Cop program provides the extra bonus of being able to benefit children during the holidays. We were thrilled to be able to support this heartwarming initiative and are extremely grateful to our employees for their impressive efforts.”