About 79 kids will get to spend the day shopping, wrapping with officers
Area families who may not have the finances for Christmas gifts will get to share in the season through a program organized by area police officers.
Dane County area police departments will pair officers with kids for the annual “Shop with a Cop” program on Sunday.
Each year, children from families in need are chosen to participate in the event. Each child receives $150 -- collected through private and corporate donations -- to buy gifts for his or her family. The shopping spree will take place at the East Side Target, organizers said.
Detective Kathy Wessel with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office said about 79 kids are participating in the event Sunday. She said the little shoppers enjoy taking part in the giving season.
“They get a kick out of shopping for their families and picking out presents for brothers, sisters, mom and dad,” Wessel said.