Thursday, Wagoner County deputies did their annual Shop with a Cop with 14 students from Wagoner and Porter.
Ben Noble is the President for the Wagoner County Fraternal Order of Police and said this year the need for the event was greater than ever.
“People who haven’t ever needed help before need help this year. I think it’s kind of put people in the county in a position where there’s a lot of need," said Noble.
14 students got to go on a shopping trip with deputies and the sheriff, to pick out gifts, they normally wouldn't be able to get.
“The schools pick these kids because they know that they would be appreciative and that their families would be appreciative," said Noble.
Each child got to spend $200, which is a combination of money from the FOP, business sponsors, and donations from the community.
“Those organizations and those people who are able to help this is really the best time to step up and do that," said Noble.
Noble said he's thankful they can bring some Christmas joy to families in need. Teachers are helping with the delivery process to make sure all the gifts get to the families.