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Donation Made to Shop With a Cop Program

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Donation Made to Shop With a Cop Program

Children in Westmoreland County who will participate in the Shop With A Cop holiday shopping program also have a friend in Independence Health System, where nursing units across the Westmoreland area of the health system participated in a Coin Wars fundraising event earlier this year that raised nearly $2,100 for the cause. Excela Health Home Care & Hospice was the single largest donor to this community giveback project and representatives of that team were on hand to greet Trooper Steve Limani of the Pennsylvania State Police Greensburg Barracks, who started the Westmoreland County Shop With A Cop in 2009. 

Presenting the check on behalf of the team was Maliah Nicholson, a fifth grader at Baggaley Elementary School in the Greater Latrobe School District. Ten-year-old Maliah, the winner of “Miss Keystone” in the Ultimate International Miss Scholarship Program, chose Shop with a Cop as her platform for competition, having witnessed the value of the program to kids just like her who get the benefit of the shopping experience with a positive role model in the police officers who assist. For their part in the activity, the Home Care & Hospice team will receive a pizza party to celebrate their fundraising success.