El Paso Cops Helping Kids

Updated: Saturday, August 30 2014, 08:37 PM MDT
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By Victor Venegas

EL PASO, Texas -- Some local students won't be returning to class next week empty-handed.The El Paso Municipal Police Officers Association's El Paso Cops Helping Kids event on Saturday at the Walmart on Alameda Avenue provided a special shopping spree.

One hundred students spent the afternoon shopping with El Paso police officers.  They each got $100 to buy a jacket, shoes and school supplies.

"We are trying to get a good bond with the community, with the police officers as well as Walmart, which helped us a lot," said Officer Mark Campos.  "Also, all our donors that donated a lot of money for this cause and we appreciate every single one of them that helped us."

The children were selected for the program based on need.

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