Elizabeth police officers, special-needs teens pair up for holiday shopping event

The officers raised money to give each teen a $50 gift card to spend, along with their own money. A total of 33 teens from across New Jersey participated in the shopping event, currently in its 7th year.

The officers raised money to give each teen a $50 gift card to spend, along with their own money. A total of 33 teens from across New Jersey participated in the shopping event, currently in its 7th year. (12/15/13)

ELIZABETH - Elizabeth police officers teamed up with special-needs teenagers Sunday for some holiday shopping at the Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall.

The teens are part of a group called Friday Night Fever organized by Children's Specialized Hospital, which allows them to enjoy activities as a group without the supervision of parents.

The shopping event, sponsored by the Elizabeth PBA, paired officers with a teen to shop for holiday gifts together.

The officers raised money to give each teen a $50 gift card to spend, along with their own money. A total of 33 teens from across New Jersey participated in the shopping event, currently in its 7th year.

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