Bill Oyet, back row, of the United Way of Ellis County with a family who benefited from the Shop with a Cop program on Sunday. Courtesy photo
Needy families can still get toys from United Way during distribution on Tuesday
By CRISTINA JANNEY
Several charitable groups as well as the Hays Walmart are cooperating to make Ellis County families's Christmas a little brighter.
The local organization Can You See Me?, the Schmidt Foundation and the United Way of Ellis County cooperated for a Shop with a Cop event for needy families on Sunday and Monday. Walmart was also a partner in the program and gave a gift bag to all of the families.
Mylissa Molnar, 15, was one of the family members who participated in the Shop with the Cop program on Sunday.
She helped her mom and brother pick up hygiene products, food and clothes with a gift card provided by the program.
Demetrius Chance, one of the organizers of Shop with a Cop, said this frees up money in the families's budgets to buy gifts for their children.
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