Over seventy volunteers from three Law enforcement Agencies, schools and civic groups joined together for "Shop With a Cop," at the Walmart on Jones Loop Rd., in Punta Gorda, on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Thirty-five children from families experiencing financial difficulties, were given a $100 Walmart gift card, then went shopping, while escorted by a Law-Enforcement Officer. The children were encouraged to select presents for family members, and then pick one out for themselves. Santa sat near the “fireplace” to meet with children, as did several Search and Rescue dogs. Funding for the gift-cards was provided by Charlotte County businesses, individuals, and community organizations.

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