Shop With a Cop
In 2017, the C.L.E.S.F. started the Shop With A Cop program which provides $200 grants per child to allow Sheriff Deputies to take a child selected by their elementary school to go shopping for Christmas gifts. Many of these children would have little to no Christmas experience otherwise. While the program's focus is to allow the child to select gifts for themselves, many select items for other members of their family. The deputies will be off duty, but they will wear uniforms and drive a patrol car. The child's parents then decide where to go shopping. In 2018, C.L.E.S.F. was able to fund 9 children, but the need is greater than resources available.