Kids shop with police officers for toys for themselves, young hospital patients on Long Island

HEWLETT, Long Island (WABC) -- Forget making lists - more than 100 kids got to pick their own presents Saturday on Long Island.

They did it with help from 'Project Thank a Cop.'

Organizers paired each kid with a police officer. They had $100 to spend on themselves and $50 to shop for young patients at Cohen Children's Medical Center.



The event began last year as a one-time thing, but it was such a hit that organizers brought it back.

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