The purpose of the event is to foster positive relationships between youth and officers. A group of third graders are selected each year during the end-of-the-year holiday season to shop at one of the local area stores to purchase gifts for themselves, for family members or for friends. Each child is given money to spend from donations we received from generous business owners and residents of our community. Police personnel escorts the child around the store and assists in selecting appropriate gifts. After shopping, the children will be provided with snacks and has the opportunity to participate in games and activities with the police officers.