Ferguson and St. Francois County “Shop with a Cop” Programs to Benefit
Fundraising for two holiday season “Shop with a Cop” programs will get a big boost at the July 14, 2018 Saint Louis FC soccer game in Fenton, Mo. The Electrical Connection is again partnering with Saint Louis FC to host a Christmas in July fundraiser at the game for “Shop with a Cop” programs in Ferguson, Mo. and St. Francois County. The Electrical Connection is a labor-management partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).
Shop with a Cop raises money so law enforcement can take under privileged children December holiday shopping for gifts they would not otherwise receive. St. Francois County celebrated the 25th anniversary of its “Shop with a Cop” program last year. It is one of the largest in the country, serving more than 500 children. Electrical Connection members have supported that program since its inception. In 2016, the Electrical Connection helped re-energize the Ferguson “Shop with a Cop” program by initiating the Saint Louis FC “Christmas in July” fundraiser. The Electrical Connection has donated nearly $75,000 over the years to support both programs.
The Electrical Connection and Saint Louis FC will celebrate both programs at the July 14, 2018 Saturday night soccer game against the Tulsa Roughnecks FC at Toyota Stadium in Fenton, Mo. Pre-game ceremonies will spotlight both “Shop with a Cop” programs and fans will receive a limited edition 2018 holiday ornament commemorating the event for a donation. Representatives from the Ferguson and St. Francois County programs will be in attendance.
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