Dozens of kids get to 'Shop with a Hero' in Cape Girardeau

(Source: Rob Foote, KFVS)
(Source: Rob Foote, KFVS)
(Source: Rob Foote, KFVS)
(Source: Rob Foote, KFVS)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Lots of smiles and laughs fill the aisles at Cape Girardeau's Walmart as dozens of kids from the Cape Girardeau area get to 'Shop with a Hero.'

The 26th annual event kicks off at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5.

80 kids will each get about $150 each to spend on Christmas gifts. They can buy gifts for themselves or use some of the money to buy gifts for others.

They'll each pair up with a local hero to get their shopping done.

The kids are chosen by their school based on their financial needs.

This is just one of several 'Shop with a Hero' events that will take place in the Heartland over the Christmas season.

Poplar Bluff will also hold a Shop with a Hero event on Saturday, Dec. 16. at 6:30 a.m. They will take 130-150 kids this year.?

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