Westminster police, Walmart launch annual Shop With a Cop drive

Store helping to collect funds for needy kids' families

October 29, 2011

WESTMINSTER — The Westminster Police Department, Westminster Walmart and other sponsors are seeking donations for the annual Shop With a Cop Angel Tree, which helps provide Christmas gifts for needy children.

The tree was formally unveiled on Oct. 27 at the Westminster Walmart, on Woodward Drive, and is decorated with gift tags. The tags depict gifts ranging in price from $10 and higher, and shoppers are asked to selected a tag from the angel tree as they enter the store.

Later, closer to the holidays, the program will pair children with Westminster Police officers, providing money to shop for Christmas presents for their families.

The Westminster Police Department provides breakfast, shopping at Walmart, and then the children go to the Westminster Senior Center to wrap their gifts and enjoy lunch with their family.

For more information, call Sgt. Keith Benfer at 410-857-9282.

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