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Law enforcement teams up to bring Christmas to foster kids

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Leesburg Police officers and Lee County Sheriff's deputies were working hard today delivering some Christmas joy.

Bikes lined the hallways of the Department of Family and Children Services office as law enforcers officers hauled in bag after bag of toys for the foster children program. This is the eighth year for their toy collection. They placed about a dozen boxes at businesses and the Chamber of Commerce to collect toys.

"It gets bigger and bigger every year, that's one reason why we partnership together because it takes all of us to do this," said Leesburg Police Chief Charles Moore.

"It's a great feeling when you know you're helping kids out and being part of the team of helping to get the toys up," said Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals.

Both the Sheriff's Office and the Police Department thanked the community and local businesses for stepping up and filling the need. The program will help 35 children this year.

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