Valley kids shop with Phoenix police officers for the holidays

- It's the season for caring and sharing.

"My grandma, she wants slippers or pajamas, my big brother wants a jacket, size 13, my little sister wants Barbies, other two brothers want Spider-Man action figures," Antonio Hernandez said.

Eleven-year-old Antonio Hernandez had his list in hand and was ready to shop with his special elf by his side.

"This is the time of year, these kids are a little less fortunate than others," Officer Ben Carro said. "The opportunity to spend time with them and give them the experience to be able to shop for their families, that's what this is really about."

Ninety-one Valley kids enjoyed breakfast and a visit from Santa before setting out to do some Christmas shopping.

"Most of the kids are chosen through their schools school resource officer or counselor or administration, or if we encounter some kids we encounter in the community, these are kids who have a need, but also kids who had good grades, show good character, maybe do community service ages 8-12," Officer Mary Roestenberg said.

This is the sixth year for "Shop with a Cop," and each child was given $150 to spend and what they enjoyed most was knowing it was on someone else.

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