Electrical Connection Supports Rural and Urban “Shop with a Cop” Programs

By on December 20, 2018

For the 26th year the Electrical Connection is a major supporter of the law enforcement community trust building program “Shop with a Cop.”  The labor-management partnership is contributing $5,000 each to St. Francois County “Shop with a Cop” and Ferguson “Shop with a Cop.”

Farmington police officer with a child

The Electrical Connection is a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).  This year’s donation raises the Electrical Connection’s 26-year commitment to “Shop with a Cop” to more than $75,000.

The St. Francois County “Shop with a Cop” program is among the oldest and largest in the nation.

Farmington police officer with a child


St. Francois County “Shop with a Cop” check presentation

This year, it served more than 500 children on December 18, 2018 when law enforcement throughout the state came to the Farmington, Mo. Wal-Mart to buy children holiday gifts they would not otherwise receive.


The following day, on Dec. 19, 2018, the Ferguson police department hosted its “Shop with a Cop” program at the Ferguson Community Center at 1050 Smith Ave., serving more than 30 children.

Ferguson “Shop with a Cop” check presentation

Gifts at the Ferguson event were purchased at Target. The Electrical Connection has supported the Ferguson “Shop with a Cop” for the past three years.

The Electrical Connection was joined by Saint Louis FC at both “Shop with a Cop” events.

Saint Louis FC players with kids at the “Shop with a Cop” events (below)

Members of the Electrical Connection provide safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world.


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