Every year, the Fulton Police Department sponsors Shop with a Hero for our local children in need. We collect donations that we then use to buy gift cards for each child at Walmart. We allow the children their own time in the store (approximately two hours) to shop for themselves, parents, sibling-whomever they feel the need, all the while being escorted by a First Responder. Our first responders consist of the Fulton Police Department, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office, Holts Summit Police Department, Auxvasse Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Callaway County Paramedics, Department of Corrections, Callaway County Joint Communications, Missouri National Guard, New Bloomfield Fire Department, North Callaway Fire Department, South Callaway Fire Department, Fulton Fire Department, Central Callaway Fire, Holts Summit Fire Department and New Bloomfield Fire Department. The children have been known to purchase everything from school supplies, to clothing and toys, to groceries for dinner that night.
The children are selected from low income families in need and are chosen by our local SERVE and the public schools.
Donations can be in any amount. We have received donations in years past from area businesses in amounts up to and including several hundred dollars. Any dollar amount would be greatly appreciated and used for this amazing cause. This is a wonderful positive interaction with local first responders. Thank you so much for your consideration in this matter.
If you would like to make a donation or have questions please feel free to contact Lt. Jason Barnes with the Fulton Police Department at 573-592-3100
Here is a story on Fulton’s Shop With A Cop that aired on KOMU-TV.