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Shop with a Firefighter

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

The Cedar Falls Fire Department took several children on a Christmas shopping trip they won't soon forget.

Cedar Falls WalMart and Cedar Falls Firefighters Association has been sponsoring Shop with a Firefighter for some underprivileged for the last five years.

"They're given a certain dollar amount," said Fire Chief John Schilling. "They can go out and buy present. We highly encourage the children to buy presents not only for themselves, but also if they have siblings and for their mom and dad."

"You know, some kids aren't as blessed as other people, you know, with the ability to have a merry Christmas and we try to have every child have an experience and really enjoy the Christmas season," Schilling added.

It's a chance for the firefighters to continue doing what they do, giving back to the community.

Each child was given a little over $100 to spend. At the end of the night, everyone wrapped their presents to take home and place under the Christmas tree for their families.

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