Rapid City, SD Santa had a little help this year ... picking out presents for underprivileged families ... and his helpers? They are dedicated to serving the community on a daily basis.
The Rapid City Police department and the Pennington County Sherrif's office teamed up to spread some holiday cheer during the first ever Fateral order of Police Cops and Kids event.
This event was organized by the F-O-P auxiliary and was made possible by generous private and corporate sponsors.
Over 20 kids shopped with law enforcement around Walmart -- with 100 dollars to spend on either themselves or to help Santa find the perfect gift for their loved ones.
Addison and Jarious Dubray say, "I think it feels like fun and it feels like we were rich."
"I bought a King Kong and it was big and hard to wrap."
Originally the organizers hoped to provide ten children with 50 dollars to spend but far exceeded their fundraising goals.
And the officers participating say ... helping fulfill holiday wishes is what their job is all about
Office Dylan Schiffer, Rapid City Police Department says, "The cool thing about our job is we get to work with the community in so many different ways and I think tonight is probably the most fun I've ever had hanging out and just seeing the excitement on his face like over filled me with excitement and it was just cool to see his eyes glow."
The F-O-P Auxiliary provided wrapping for all of the gifts purchased and each of the families went home with a blessings bag with supplies for a holiday dinner.