KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Police in Kannapolis took more than 20 children Christmas shopping, with each child getting $250 for clothing and toys.
WSOC-TV reported the Kannapolis Police Department held its “Cops Target Kids” effort, sponsored by community partners to give needy children a wonderful Christmas.
The children met with the police Saturday at Kannapolis Middle School and were paired with police officers and other agency employees.
Officers drove the kids to Target of Kannapolis, where they were able to shop for Christmas gifts with the help of an officer.
This is the second year Kannapolis police have participated in the effort.
Officers said they were amazed that many of the children wanted to buy gifts for both themselves and their loved ones.