OKCPD officers give Christmas to kids

OKCPD officers give Christmas to kids

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OKLAHOMA CITY -

25 kids shop with a cop looking for gifts for their families.

Kamilah Bennett is ready to shop til' she drops.

"I'm going to shop with a cop today. I'm ready to go shoe shopping"

She has five people to buy for on her Christmas list...

"My auntie, me, grandma, Bethany, Amina."

But Kamilah has a little hesitation with her shopping partner, Captain Dexter Nelson with Oklahoma City Police.

"I assured her I was a shopping professional. I have done this before," said Captain Nelson. 

Kamilah and Captain Nelson are part of this year's Heroes and Helpers, a program for underprivileged children to buy Christmas gifts for their families alongside a police officer. This is the sixth year Oklahoma City Police has sponsored the event.  Each kid is given 100-dollars to spend on gifts and a goodie bag to go home with.

Kamilah said she had a blast shopping but the best part will be giving the gifts to her family on Christmas.

"I'm really excited to see their face."

While we were filming this story a woman donated all the money in her wallet to the organization. That turned out to be 1,800 dollars.

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