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UMBA Donates $2,500 to Shop with a Cop

Updated: Nov 29, 2022

The Upper Makefield Business Association (UMBA) donated $2,500 to Shop with a Cop this month at the UMBA General Meeting at the Washington Crossing Inn.

Pictured Left to Right: Mr. Robert Shaw Treasurer UMBA, Mr. Matthew McElroy President UMBA, Sergeant Jones Upper Makefield Township Police Department, Mr. Scott Miller Sr. Secretary UMBA

UMBA is proud to once again support the 5th Annual Shop with a Cop which takes place on Saturday, December 10, 2022. UMBA’s President, Matthew McElroy said that “UMBA and our membership are proud to support Shop with a Cop again this year." UMBA is made up of volunteers of business owners, individuals and families who want to make a difference in our community. Shop with a Cop is geared towards elementary and middle school students in Bucks County who are facing life challenges such as losing a parent, homelessness, military deployment and other hardships. "We are proud to work with Sergeant Jones and the Upper Makefield Police Department to achieve the financial goals for this program in 2022” said McElroy.

Sergeant Jones, who leads the Shop with a Cop program for Upper Makefield Township Police Department said that “…the Shop with a Cop program is funded through the generous donations from within the local community through individuals, families and local businesses.”

The Shop with a Cop event takes place on Saturday, December 10, 2022 and an estimated 175 children will be paired up with a police officer to shop for family members and themselves using the monetary gift card. Volunteers from the local community help with gift wrapping, hosting and registration on the day. All of the participating police officers volunteer their own time to support the program.

If you want to donate or have any questions about Shop with a Cop, Download the Shop with a Cop donation form here >


UMBA Background information

Upper Makefield Business Association (UMBA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), non-partisan association organized to stimulate interest in the development, promotion and public affairs of the Township and to promote good will and well-being throughout the community.

Our profits from fund raising is mainly used to award scholarships each year to students in the area. We also make donations back to the community when specific need arises.

Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of the Month at 6:30 PM, usually in the Washington Crossing Inn, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.

If you would like to attend one of our meetings or more information please contact us at or go to our site at

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