Mukilteo police officers – and firefighters – went Christmas shopping on Dec. 21 with 15 deserving local children during the annual Shop with a Cop event.
The children were nominated by their schools to participate in this event, which gives each child $100 to buy gifts for themselves and their families. Students from Endeavour, Mukilteo and Columbia elementaries, in addition to Olympic View and Harbour Pointe Middle schools went shopping.
This year’s Shop with a Cop was made possible thanks to a $1,500 donation from Kurt W.F. Rumens, president of the Mukilteo-based Travis Industries.
“With a lack of funds on our own end, we were looking at forgoing theevent this year until I got a call from Kurt,” said Cheol Kang, spokesperson for the Mukilteo Police Department. “He asked how he could help out with gettinggifts to kids.”
The children and their families were treated to a lunch provided by Tony McNulty, owner of the local Papa Murphy’s Pizza.