WPD performs Operation: Santa Cop

Santa Claus usually dons his signature red suit, but today men and women in blue filled in for the big guy. Employees from the Wilmington Police Department chaperoned 43 children through Wal-Mart. It was the seventeenth annual Operation: Santa Cop. The police department raises money to buy Christmas gifts for children who wouldn't otherwise get them. This year's participants picked out gifts ranging from school supplies to puzzles to video games. Shopper Linda Saadeh said, "I got a binder for my school, some clothes, mechanical pencils, a game for my Nintendo DS and a monopoly game." Donors this year included local businesses as well as the district attorney's office. Police gave each child up to $80 to spend.

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is there a local store that operation santa cop could start patronizing in the future? i realize these kids can get more bang for their buck at wal mart, but i think it would be a good thing if they would shop at local stores and help out businesses who actually care about their employees.
Isn't there something else you can complain about? WPD and Wal-Mart apparently have done something positive in the community and all you can do is find a negative aspect.
Can you think of a place that will accommodate 50 children and 50 or more adults that will satisfy the desires of children ranging in age from 4-14? Oh yeah, and they want toys, video games, clothes...especially clothes, hygiene products and a thank you card that many of the children gave the adults for helping with Santa Cop. Many of these kids spent their money on their parents and bought things that were needs... not wants. It is truly amazing how appreciative these kids are... not like some "Angel" or Secret Santa recipients. I highly recommend that anyone interested in donating to a charity this time next year, please remember this program. Donations are not solicited... you will have to contact WPD to find out how to donate. These kids really are in need... not just wanting additional Christmas or have parents who want to return everything their child receives for beer money or things for themselves! Way to go WPD... thanks for everything you are doing to improve our community!
I TRULY DO AGREE WITH YOU THEYRE ARE SOME PARENTS THAT DO RETURN KIDS GIFTS TO GET STUFF FOR THEM SELVES AND I THINK THATS SAD CHRIST MAS IS A TIME TO BE GIVING AND THANKFUL IF YOU CANT GET YOUR KIDS NOTHING ALL YEAR THIS SHOULD BE THE DAY THEY GET WHAT THEY ASK FOR STOP LOOKING FOR CHARITY AND HAND OUTS GET OFF YOUR CANS FIND A JOB AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIDS ITS ALL RIGHT TO GIVE TO THE ONES WHO REALLY NEED NOT THE ONES WHO JUST KNOW THAT SOMEONE ELES IS GOING TO BE THERE TO PICK UP THERE SLACK I SEE THIS TYPE OF STUFF HAPPEN EVERY YEAR SALVATION GIVE TOYS AWAY THE SAME DAY SOMEONE TRYING TO SELL THEM TO GET HIGH OR BY BEER THE WORLD IS SO SAD HOW COULD SOMEONE DO THIS THATS WHY I WILL NOT DONATE ITS NOT THE KIDS FAULT ITS THE STUPID PARENTS WHO REALLY DONT CARE