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Twenty-five Roosevelt-Perry Elementary students searched high and low for Christmas gifts with local heroes and Santa at the Meijer on Preston Highway Wednesday. Twenty-five Roosevelt-Perry Elementary students searched high and low for Christmas gifts with local heroes and Santa at the Meijer on Preston Highway Wednesday.
The students attend the Commonwealth's third most-impoverished school. The students attend the Commonwealth's third most-impoverished school.
It's part of an annual fundraising initiative by LMDC and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 77. It's part of an annual fundraising initiative by LMDC and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 77.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Local law enforcement agencies are teaming up with a major grocer to make sure area children in need don't go without this holiday season. 

Twenty-five Roosevelt-Perry Elementary students searched high and low for Christmas gifts with local heroes at the Meijer on Preston Highway Wednesday.

"We call it 'Coat a Kid' because we make sure every child gets a coat every year," said Officer Evelyn McCrary of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections.

"We held a silent auction. It lasted three days," said Lt. Nicholas Angelini of LMDC. "We ended up raising about $3,500 off that."

It's an annual fundraising initiative by LMDC and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 77. Their goal: to brighten Christmas for students enrolled in the Commonwealth's third most-impoverished school.

"Some of these kids probably wouldn't have Christmas or any of these presents if it wasn't for this today," said Terry Pulce, Family Resource Coordinator at Roosevelt-Perry Elementary School.

With a $400 donation tacked on by Meijer, each child had at least $125 to spend, which was a welcomed challenge -- the gift of giving present in every present.

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