Every year a group of lucky local kids get a free Christmas shopping spree. This year is no different. This morning Mount Dora Police Department (MDPD) and Target of Mount Dora will hosted the annual "Shop with a Cop" event.
Officers accompanied 30 excited students from Mount Dora schools to the local Target for a one-on-one shopping experience with a MDPD officer. Each child received a $100 gift card they can use to buy the toys, clothing or shoes of their choice. The students were pre-selected by the School Resource Officer of their school. The children's families also received a large Christmas box of food donated by Lake Cares Food Pantry. "Shop with a Cop" is a program funded by the generosity of Target, Mount Dora citizens, local churches, businesses and Mount Dora Heroes Foundation.
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