$18,000 this year to help provide Christmas gifts for children in Luna
Organization president Richard Cowles said they were able to provide 350 deserving Deming Public School students with a $35 Kmart gift card, and still provided 30 families with a $100 food voucher to Peppers Supermarket along with a Kmart gift card.
The $35 gift card was an increase of $10 from last year.
Cowles and his committee members thanked Peppers for matching the contribution for each food voucher, so twice as many families could benefit.
The annual “Shop with a Cop” shopping day took place December 1st, and the food vouchers were
distributed last week. The group also delivered toys to preschool students this month.
Cowles said the organization receives donations from individuals, businesses and organizations each year.
“Shop with a Cop” volunteers also held several fundraising events this year, including a yard sale, trash pickup, bowling tournament, softball tournament, a 50/50 raffle and an ongoing Valentine’s Day raffle.
Anyone interested in learning more about the
Valentine’s Scentsy Gift Basket raffle can contact Glory Johnson at 494-2750
after 5 p.m.