Shop with a cop takes place December 2

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Saturday, December 2 is Shop With A Cop in Ingham County.

About 100 area children along with 100 police officers and 100 civilian volunteers will get together for Shop With A Cop.

This special event provides less affluent children with an opportunity to do their holiday shopping alongside the dedicated officers that serve Ingham County.

Donations from the community, local businesses and law enforcement helped to make the day possible. Each child will be able to spend $100 during the event. The children selected to participate in Shop with a Cop are referred by law enforcement agencies, schools, churches and regional community programs.

This year, the children and officers will meet at the Walmart near Eastwood Towne Center, at 3225 Towne Center Blvd, at 9 a.m.

Each child will be paired with an officer, who will help them with their holiday shopping. The event will also include pictures with Santa and lunch at Subway while gifts are being wrapped.

All law enforcement agencies in Ingham County will be represented at the event.

How the Community Can Help:
Tax-deductible donations for Ingham County’s Shop with a Cop program are accepted all year long and community volunteers are always needed the day of the event to help wrap presents.

If interested in supporting the program, contact Heidi Williams with the East Lansing Police Department at (517) 319-6836 or hwillia@cityofeastlansing.com.