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Tukwila kids get to Shop with a Cop for Christmas

Tukwila Police officers and staff and Tukwila Explorer Scouts helped several Tukwila children buy Christmas gifts on Dec. 22 for Shop with a Cop. - City of Tukwila
Tukwila Police officers and staff and Tukwila Explorer Scouts helped several Tukwila children buy Christmas gifts on Dec. 22 for Shop with a Cop.
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Officers and staff with the Tukwila Police Department and Tukwila Explorers joined forces Dec. 22 for Shop with a Cop to help make Christmas a happy holiday for six children from the Tukwila School District and their families.

The Tukwila School District selected the children for this event.

The Police Department picked up each child from their homes, then headed to the Target Store in Tukwila. Each child was given a gift card donated by Target and was paired up with an officer who helped them shop for gifts for themselves and their family members.

Target provided a room with all the necessary items for the wrapping of the gifts. After Target, they headed for Tukwila’s Toys R Us, where staff had gift cards. Each officer paired up again and continued the shopping with the kids. Toys R Us also provided a room for the wrapping of the gifts.

To end the day, the officers took the children to Tukwila’s Applebee’s which donated lunches for the event. After the meal and the shopping fun, the kids were driven back to their homes in the city.

Tukwila Police Department officials thank Target, Toys R Us and Applebee’s Restaurant for the donations that made a big difference in the lives of these children and their families.

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