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Published December 06, 2009, 07:54 AM

Police officers donate time and money to help kids buy Christmas presents

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Christmas will shine a little brighter for some young students. Officers from the Fraternal Order of Police took children on a shopping spree, donating their time and money to help kids buy Christmas presents.

By: Todd Kurtz, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Christmas will shine a little brighter for some young students. Officers from the Fraternal Order of Police took children on a shopping spree, donating their time and money to help kids buy Christmas presents.

It's a day for kids to hang out, 1-on-1 with an officer, chatting through the aisles as youngsters decide what to buy. Tasha Thompson is 11; she studied up before going on her shopping trip today.

"Went to the store and started picking stuff out."

Thompson is one of 39 kids invited to the event. She says her plan is to spread out her 75 dollar budget, buying gifts for her parents and two brothers.

"I like to do it because I just like to shop for my brothers and stuff."

Thompson didn't lose sight of her plan to spend on others. She spent it all on family, not even a little splurge on a something for herself.

"These kids have it down on what Christmas is about it's not all about me, it's the season of giving and a lot of these kids shop for parents brothers and sisters before themselves."

Officers have everything covered to make this a Christmas Day. Each present bought is gift wrapped for the kids, tying everything together, shopping, bonding, and giving. People from Microsoft helped wrap the presents for the kids.

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