The Electrical Connection last month continued its 27-year commitment to the rural and urban law enforcement community trust-building program called “Shop with a Cop,” which provides toys to children in need during the holidays.
The Electrical Connection, a partnership between IBEW Local 1 and the St. Louis chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), contributed $5,000 each to the St. Francois County “Shop with a Cop” and Ferguson “Shop with a Cop” programs. The 2019 donation raises the Electrical Connection’s support of the “Shop with a Cop” program to more than $85,000.
ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY
The St. Francois County “Shop with a Cop” program is among the oldest and largest in the nation.
This year, it served a record 537 children on Dec. 19 when law enforcement throughout the state visited the Farmington, Mo., area to buy children holiday gifts they would not otherwise receive.
It was the 27th year that the Electrical Connection has supported the St. Francois County “Shop with a Cop.”
Meanwhile, the Ferguson Police Department hosted its “Shop with a Cop” program at the Ferguson Community Center at 1050 Smith Ave. on Dec. 12, serving more than 30 children. Gifts for the Ferguson event were purchased at Target.
The Electrical Connection has supported the Ferguson “Shop with a Cop” for the past four years.
PARTNERED WITH SAINT LOUIS FC
The Electrical Connection partnered with Saint Louis FC to support both “Shop with a Cop” events over the summer by teaming up on a fundraiser at a Saint Louis FC game to raise money for the programs.
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