JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – 25 area kids were able to experience Christmas thanks to donations and the Cops & Kids program in Jamestown.

The annual FOP Lodge #4 program allows children the opportunity to go shopping with a local Law Enforcement Officer. It helps kids who may not have otherwise had a holiday season for any reason.

“A total of 25 kids participated in this event and were selected for a variety of reasons,” the Jamestown Police Department stated. “This event brings joy to not only the kids and their families, but to the Officer’s as well. It is our honor and privilege to participate in this event each year. Thank you to everyone who donated or contributed anything to this program.”

Stutsman County Deputy Ciara McPherson says she really enjoys the event during this time of the year.

“It is great to see the kids with big smiles on their faces while picking out their favorite things,” Deputy McPherson stated. “I found it very special that the kids were not only picking out toys for themselves, but finding items for their loved ones, too. It really showed their genuine kindness.”

Below are some photos from the annual event, courtesy of the Jamestown Police Department.