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Children Benefit from Shop With A Cop Program

PUBLISHED:Mon December 21, 2015

Osceola County – This month, men and women with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office volunteered their time to help make Christmas a little brighter for some special girls and boys. The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office once again participated in Shop With A Cop, a nationally recognized program that matches deputies with a disadvantaged or displaced child to help them make purchases for the holidays. Each child was provided a $100 gift card generously donated by Walmart Supercenters. Many times, instead of purchasing gifts for themselves, the children bought needed items for their parents or presents for their siblings.

This year, deputies were able to shop with more than 120 children at Walmart stores located in Kissimmee, St. Cloud and Poinciana.

“Shop With A Cop is a valuable and worthwhile program the Sheriff’s Office has supported for many years. It makes a difference in the lives of many children in our community and it helps build positive relationships with young people and law enforcement,” stated Sheriff Bob Hansell.