“Shop with a Cop” is a program that allows disadvantaged kids, who otherwise wouldn’t get a gift, to go Christmas shopping with a police officer. This year’s event promises to be our largest one ever, with 70 law enforcement personnel joining over 600 children from ages 6 months to 15 years able to select toys and gifts for themselves, siblings or family members.
The event will take place this Saturday, December 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Covington Wal-Mart, located at 17432 SE 270th Pl.
The annual event is hosted by the King County Sheriff’s Office and is made possible with donations from citizens and community groups. It’s a great opportunity for kids and cops to interact in a positive and non-traditional way.
The participating children are nominated by police officers, school teachers and counselors, or community members. The majority of the kids participating are from the South King County area to include Mary’s Place and 30 foster kids.