The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office will hold its annual Shop with a Cop event at the Walmart in Palm Coast on Dec. 2.
Shop with a Cop brings children to the store for an evening to buy gifts for themselves and their family members.
The event is for children who are in need because of economic circumstances or domestic violence and for children who have been placed in the care of guardians.
The children will each get a $200 gift card, up from $175 last year. They will be escorted to the store by the FCSO Motor Unit with lights and sirens, and the shopping spree will be followed by a hot dog and hamburger dinner.
The FCSO hopes to serve 150 children with the event this year, up from 133 last year, and is accepting nominations from the community of children ages 5 to 10.
Nominations must be received by Nov. 21. To nominate a child, go to FlaglerSheriff.com and click on the “programs” tab on the homepage.
So far, $19,000 in donations have been collected from FCSO employees for this year's event. The FCSO's goal is $30,000. Donate through GoFundMe at bit.ly/3WDlgx8 or through PayPal at bit.ly/3WQPblE.