LABELLE, FL. -- Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden, members of the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Clewiston and LaBelle Wal-Mart, helped children in need experience the joy of Christmas shopping this year. Elementary and middle school age children enjoyed the opportunity to go Christmas shopping with Sheriff’s Deputies serving Hendry County.
On December 14 and December 17 43 children from LaBelle and Clewiston area participated in the “Shop with A Cop” program. This event partnered Hendry County School Resource Officers and Deputies with a child so they could select gifts for themselves and/or family members for Christmas. The children who participated were selected with the assistance of their SRO and their school Administration.
Sheriff Steve Whidden said, “I am excited to have this for our children this year. I am surprised by the unselfish nature of the children who participated in Shop with A Cop”, he continued.
The “Shop with a Cop” event was made possible through many generous donations and services provided by community partners.