The West York Block Watch is asking for cash donations to take underprivileged children shopping for gifts during its annual Shop with a Cop.

In its eighth year, the community organization and local law enforcement officials will take 20 children on a holiday shopping a spree at Target, 2251 York Crossing Drive in West Manchester Township, on Dec. 17, according to Ken Welsh, vice president of the block watch.

Checks and money orders should be made out to the West York Block Watch, with "Shop with a Cop" in the memo, and mailed to 22 S. Clinton St., York, Pa 17404.

Anyone with questions should call Welsh at (717) 854-0509, or police Chief Justin Seibel at (717) 854-1975.

-- Reach Greg Gross at