Jeffco Shop with a Cop will help 400 kids this year

(Jefferson County) The Jeffco Shop With a Cop group raised a record amount of money towards the program this year. Sergeant Jessica Griffaw with the Festus Police Department says because of the generous donations by area businesses and the public, they will be helping a huge amount of children with Christmas gifts this year.

Detective Sergeant Lewis Pippen with Festus PD says it’s an amazing bounce-back year after the difficult year of 2020.

Pippen says the 400 children will have two dates on which they will visit two area Wal-Mart stores to spend their $100 gift cards.

Around half the kids will visit the DeSoto Wal-Mart on December 7th, and the other half will head to the Twin City Wal-Mart on December 9th. For more information and to help donate to Jeffco Shop With a Cop for next year, you can find more information on their Facebook page.