Jeffco Shop with a Cop helps over 500 kids this year

(DeSoto, Festus) The Jeffco Shop with a Cop shopping dates for area children were held this week at both DeSoto and Twin City Wal-Mart locations. Over 500 area kids were able to shop with 1st responders for Christmas gifts. Festus Police Corporal Jessica Griffaw is the Vice President of Jeffco Shop with a Cop. She says Tuesday at DeSoto was amazing.

Festus Detective Lewis Pippin is the President of the group and says Wal-Mart always goes above and beyond to be a part of the day.

Half the children shopped for their gifts at the Twin City Wal-Mart on Thursday. This year over 500 children will be able to shop for Christmas with each child receiving $125 to spend.