Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016 Where: VFW Hall - Route 120 in McHenry
Time: 6:00PM - Midnite
MC3 celebrates 10 years of Shop With A Cop and you’re invited
It’s hard to believe that this is the 10th year for MC3’s Shop With A Cop fundraising effort. The effort culminates with one of the year’s best bashes – the group’s Shop With A Cop party Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at the McHenry VFW – on Route 120 east of the bridge.
As with other years, the event will feature music, food, a cash bar and prizes – lots of prizes. Guests will find table after table of raffle prizes – just buy some tickets and choose the prizes you want to win. Then, you’ll find table after table of silent auction items. And, finally, there are tables of live auction items. The latter includes the big prizes – items which in past years have included have included everything from tickets to Bears games, limo rides, flat-screen televisions and even an African Safari. This year’s prizes have yet to be announced. Of course, this is somewhere you can help.
Last year, with the help of the community, MC3 was able to raise $23,000 so that area police officers could pick up children from families that are struggling financially and take the children Christmas shopping. The officer arrives in a squad car and, one-on-one takes the child to an area store. Each child receives as much as $150 to shop, along with a winter hat, coat, gloves and boots.
If you can donate, please, contact Wayne Seely at 815-331-0404 or bring your donation to the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce office at 1257 N Green Street, McHenry. And, be sure to join us for the party where LOL will be performing. LOL is a female fronted edgy rock and dance band performing your favorite songs from today's top hits to yesterday's best tracks!
Marketing Connection 3, part of the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a fundraiser on November 19th to support our local “Shop With A Cop” program, which is provided by McHenry County Police Charities. McHenry County Police Charities is a not-for-profit organization offering the “Shop With A Cop” program to McHenry County children in need. Each child we are able to bring into the program receives a fun-filled day of shopping and activities with an officer from a department in McHenry County. The experience for the participants begins when the children are picked up by an officer in a police vehicle and taken to a local Wal-Mart or Meijer store. There, they receive gifts of a winter coat, hat, gloves and boots, and get to spend $150 on gifts for their families. To complete the experience the participants are taken for breakfast by officers from various agencies.
Without this program, many of these children would not have an enjoyable holiday season. Your donation to McHenry County Police Charities “Shop With A Cop” goes beyond helping a child in need this holiday season - it nurtures a sense of community support for those who need it most. In return, your generosity will help families build lasting ties to our area, our residents, our local law enforcement and our businesses.
The November 19th fundraiser event will feature raffles and live auctions. In addition to monetary donations, we are seeking in-kind donations to feature in these activities. All proceeds directly benefit McHenry County Police Charities “Shop With A Cop.”
Another successful year thanks to McHenry local businesses, volunteers and supporters. This year over 100 families will have a joyful Holiday. Watch our latest 4 minute video on the left and our 7 minute video on the right. (It may take some time for the video to load before it starts playing)