Kids in need from the Desert Sands Unified School District will be given the chance to shop for Christmas gifts with the Indio Police Department Tuesday.

The Shop with a Cop event will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Indio Walmart located at 82-491 Avenue 42.

The police department, in partnership with the local Walmart and DSUSD, identified middle school students in need and will provide them with a “generous” gift card to spend on gifts for their entire family.

Approximately $2,500 was raised between Walmart and individuals from the police department, according to officials.

The event is intended to give the students an opportunity to engage with the police department in a positive way and bring some more joy to their holidays.

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