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"Shop with a Cop" helps in-need Windsor Park, Allen Elementary students

"Shop with a cop"
Posted at 11:49 AM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 14:13:29-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Some local elementary students were able to shop with their own personal Santa Claus at the Greenwood Walmart this morning.

These Santas wore police uniforms.

The “Shop with a Cop"program once again paired up students with police officers to go on a holiday shopping spree.

Thirty-eight students were selected through an application process from Windsor Park and Allen elementary schools to participate today.

“We try to make sure the child has at least $100 to $125 to spend so that they can buy their clothes and shoes, school clothes, necessities, some hygiene stuff, and hopefully a luxury item like a toy,” said Tara Mylett, executive director of “Shop with a Cop.”

The program is funded through donations and sponsorships with groups in the community.

Nearly 560 kids will take part in :”Shop with a Cop” event this holiday season across the Coastal Bend.