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Edmond's 'Shop with a Cop' program needs donations

Donations for this year's “Shop with a Cop” initiative are down. Edmond police are asking for donations so local children can go shopping for the Christmas season on Dec. 16.
by Diana Baldwin Published: December 1, 2012
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Edmond police officers have designated 65 children they would like to take shopping for Christmas, and donations are needed to help fund this year's “Shop with a Cop.”

“Donations are down this year,” said police officer Jimmy Gwartney. “Some of our larger donations have just not come in this year.”

Shop with a Cop will begin at 8 a.m. Dec. 16 at SuperTarget, 1200 E Second St.

Target employees will provide food and snacks for the children and their parents. They also will wrap the gifts for the children again this year.

“It was a great experience last year for the participants,” said Gwartney, president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 136.

“We are trying to give back to the kids and help those who are not as fortunate as others,” he said.

How to help

For more information, call 359-4412.

Donations can be sent to Edmond Shop with a Cop, P.O. Box 5441, Edmond, OK 73083, or dropped off at the police department, 23 E First St.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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