NewsLocal News


Shop with a Cop brings hundreds of kids presents for Christmas

Posted at 7:30 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 20:30:49-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While its the time for giving, many kids in the metro, unfortunately, will not have presents to open this Christmas. It can be a hard time for families struggling financially. 

Thanks to the Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas Fraternal Order of Police, hundreds of kids will have presents under their trees Christmas morning. 

Nearly 200 kids went shopping at the Ward Parkway Target, the highest ever for this Shop with a Cop event. 

"It’s great for those kids who may not get Christmas or a little Christmas," said Brad Lemon, President of the KCMO Fraternal Order of Police. 

Unfortunately, the need is growing for kids to get a toy for Christmas. 

"Every year we see more people ask and we’ll always have more than we can help but we help as many as we can," said Lemon. 

For Sean Hagey and his three daughters, this shopping trip means he doesn't have to worry where the money will come from to see his daughters open up presents Christmas morning.

"Three young girls and we want to be able to give them everything that they want and you always know there’s going to be a give and take so this is just a really cool thing," said Hagey. 

This is the largest Shop with a Cop in the region. 

The kids are picked out through neighborhood groups and churches, and funding comes from donors and their main sponsor—McDonald's.