CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Tuesday morning emergency responders, Cape Girardeau police officers, Scott County Sheriff's deputies and other men and women in uniform brought an early Christmas to about 100 kids.
The annual Shop with a Hero program has been going on for two decades.
"It takes a lot of people to do this," said Lt. Barry Hovis of the Cape Girardeau Police Department. "It's great for our officers to be able to reach out. We will be talking about it for weeks."
"Wal-Mart and the area departments and local donors work hard to raise money to make this possible," said Valerie Wondrick of Wal-Mart, who helps coordinate the program. "This year each kid will get to spend about $100 each. We are really excited about that. Basically we worked together to call the schools and the schools help us find the kids who may not otherwise have a nice Christmas."