(Posted Dec. 27, 2018)
By Dedra Cordle, staff writer
On Dec. 19, six families in the London community came out to the Walmart Superstore on Lafayette Street to take part in the annual Shop with a Cop event.
The event came to the city seven years ago, thanks to London Police Department Detective Donovan Cooper who was inspired by similar outings for families in need in neighboring communities. Each year, he said, the event has grown in both the numbers of participating families and the amount of donations given by the community.
Social worker Stacey Jordan said they typically begin seeking donations from businesses and individuals months ahead of time. This year, they raised $2,500 and were granted an additional $1,000 from Walmart.