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12 Kids of Christmas

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TPD officer Tyson Phalen, left, talks with Ny'Rena Barber, 7, at the union hall.

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Savannah Cole, 3, right, with an elf, left, and Santa Claus at the Toledo Police Patrolman's Association's hall.

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Ashon Hornbeak checks out TPD officer Carl Shwirzinski's radio.

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The symbolic check from Meijer, the store's manager, children, the police and Child Service Bureau employees gather for a photo before shopping.

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TPD officer Greg Zattau and Tyler Graves check out the Lego vehicle sets.

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"It's phenomenal. I'm overwhelmed. I just love what Meijer is doing," says Sandy Brown, of Ida, Michigan, who teared up when she realized what was happening around her in the Toy Department.

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Nicholas Comment, 11, left, and TPD Sgt. Daniel Raab look over bicycles. Comment had dressed up so he would look nice for the officers.

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Cato Hornbeak, left, and TPD officer Leon Cavanaugh. Hornbeak is holding a guitar.

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Cato Hornbeak, Right, explains to TPD officer Leon Cavanaugh that he needs to get a toy for his three-year-old sister.

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Kadence Fowler, 5, left, and TPD officer Tanya Fowler in the Toy Department.

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Kadence Fowler, 5, holds a bunny she found on the shelf.

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Kross Kerschner, 6, checks out a skateboard.

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Kross Kerschner, 6, puts a skateboard on the cart. He is with TPD officer Gabe Greenwalt.

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TPD officer Tanya Toska, left, laughs and poses for Kadence Fowler, 5, who tries to take a photo with the camera aimed the wrong way.

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"Are you excited," asks Child Services Bureau employee Rachelle Willen, left, of Savannah Cole, 3, center. At right is TPD Sgt. Patricia Gomez, helping Cole to shop.

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Child Services Bureau employee Rachelle Willen, left, Savannah Cole, 3, center, and TPD Sgt. Patricia Gomez.

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Lauran Coats, 9, shopping with TPD officer Adam Eilerts. Both Lauren and her brother Michael, 8 [not pictured], bought gifts for other members of their family.

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Lauren Coats, 9, left, and her brother Michael Coats, 8, talk about the gifts they have put in their carts for others in their family.

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Lauren Coats, 9, is a little surprised that they had gone over the dollar amount, but TPD officer Adam Eilerts chipped in with cash. Eilerts had told Coats that he would buy her a present. She and her brother Michael Coats, 8, [not pictured] purchased gifts for others in their family.

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TPD officer Adam Eilerts gives cash for a present for Lauren Coats, 9, to Meijer's employee Julie Sengstock, of Toledo.

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TPD officer Adam Eilerts helped Lauren Coats, 9, as she bought gifts for her family as well as for herself.

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TPD officer Adam Eilerts suggests to Lauren Coats, 9, that she keep the receipt. They had shopped together for Coats and her family.

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TPD officer Valerie Lewis ties an evidence tag onto Ebonique Cole's bag when they were done shopping. Cole had purchased pants, clothes, underclothes and other items with the money.

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TPD officer Valerie Lewis, left, and Ebonique Cole leave Meijer to re-board the bus.

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Sgt. Daniel Raab, left, with Nicholas Comment, 11, who chose to dress up to look nice for the officers.

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Sgt. Daniel Raab, left, with Nicholas Comment, 11, who chose to dress up to look nice for the officers.

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Caelenah Comment, 8, with the outfit she bought and changed into, left, and her brother Nicholas Comment, 11. Nicholas dressed up to look nice for the officers.

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