On Sunday 12/12/2021 at 11:00 am, area law enforcement officers and
North Dakota Fraternal Order of Police – Souris Valley Regional Lodge #7
will be again participating in the annual “Cops and Kids” shopping event
at Walmart; 3900 South Broadway in Minot.
This event brings children in need from throughout the Northwest and
North Central regions of the state, together with law enforcement officers
for a day of shopping for the holiday season. Each child is budgeted $150,
which the child may spend on whatever they wish. All funds are 100%
donated by area organizations, businesses, and individuals. The children
are selected and referred for participation by their schools and social
services programs. This year’s event is expected to be the biggest in its
history in the Magic City, with over 100 area children being referred to
Lodge #7 for participation. All participants have already been selected.
This event has proven year after year to be, not only a rewarding time for
both the officers and kids, but to be a fun way to connect with and
establish positive relationships with the children and their families.