Shop with a Cop is back again this year and it is now easier to donate than ever before.

The holiday season is upon us and it is supposed to be the happiest time of the year but unfortunately that's just not the case for many families struggling in the Hudson Valley. It sounds crazy but Americans earning a six figure income even say they're just getting by. Imagine making half of that? Now imagine making less than half of that? The average median income in New York State is around $35,000.

WRRV has teamed up with Sherwood Tile, Hoagie Barmichaels and the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department to bring back Shop with a Cop and we want to make this the biggest year yet but we can't do it without your help. This year we are hoping to give more than 20 kids a chance got go on a shopping spree with a local hero at the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall.

You can mail or drop off monetary donations via check made out to "Town of Poughkeepsie PBA" to our station located at 2 Pendell Rd in Poughkeepsie, New York 12601.

For the first time since starting this annual event you can now securely donate online. It's easy and it only takes a few minutes to really make a difference in a local kid's life.

You can donate online by clicking the button below!

Thanks you so much for your support.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me at

Chuck Merrihew
Chuck Merrihew
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