ABOVE: Officer Mike Garcia takes a student shopping during a previous "Shop with A Cop."
Every year a group of lucky local kids get a free Christmas shopping spree. This year is no different. Mount Dora Police Department (MDPD) and Target of Mount Dora will host the annual "Shop with a Cop" event on December 8.
Officers will accompany 30 pre-selected students from three Mount Dora schools to the local Target for a one-on-one shopping experience with a MDPD officer. Each child receives a $100 gift card they can use to buy the toys, clothing or shoes of their choice. The students and their families will also receive a large Christmas basket of food donated by Lake Cares Food Pantry.
"Shop with a Cop" is a program funded by the generosity of Target, Mount Dora citizens and businesses.
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