This year there will be even more Christmas presents for children who might not otherwise have any.
Chickasha's Shop with a Cop program had its biggest year so far in 2019. Through donations, the program involves a child teaming up with a police officer to shop for presents for themselves and their siblings.
The Chickasha Police Department nearly doubled their original goal of $6,000 to benefit 35 children.
"The entire community opened their hearts and pocket books and we raised $11,545," Assistant Police Chief G.G. Music said.
"Additionally this year we were able to benefit 42 children, ensuring they have a memorable Christmas. The 2019 Shop With A Cop raised the most amount of money, benefited the most children and had the most donors (38) of any year we have been participating in this program."
The Chickasha Police Department began soliciting donations in early October. Music said as donations began to roll in, they were able to add more children to the list.
Music said the children are chosen with the help of school counselors. The children shop not only for themselves, but for their siblings as well.
The program had an extensive list of donors including: A&E Grill, Dolese Concrete, LifeLine, Standley’s, Angel, Johnston & Blasingame, Dr. Pepper, Chickasha Lion’s Club, Stegall Oil, Arvest Bank, Glenhaven Retirement Village, Livingston Machinery, Top Tier Tactical, Barbara Schoolfield, Hart & Associates, Mollett-Hunter, Van Dyck Mechanical, Bordwine Development, Hillary Communications, Mosley Agency, Wal-Mart of Chickasha, Brenda & Perry Walton, Dr. Jennifer Logsdon, Century 21 Mosley, Buchanan Refrigeration, Judge John Herndon, Optimist Club, Chickasha Lumber, Kiwanis Club of Chickasha, Rock Island Ride, CMS Willowbrook, LaForge Properties, Ross Seed, Cochran Abstract, Liberty National Bank, Rotary International of Chickasha, Creative Image, Liberty Drug and Shollies.