The Athens Clarke Police Foundation donated $9,000 to the Athens-Clarke Police Department for the 2017 Shop with a Cop program.
The Shop with a Cop program began in December 2015.
The event is meant to promote positive relations between youth and police officers in Athens-Clarke County. It also helps those in need in the holiday season.
Last year more than 40 children from kindergarten to the fifth grade participated in the event by going on a shopping spree with an off-duty officer at Walmart with a $100 limit.