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POST FALLS, Idaho -
"Just seeing the kids, how excited they are," says Charlene Holbrook with the Post Falls Police Department after stopping at the fourth house on her morning patrol today. "That's awesome." 

This morning wasn't about handing out citations and warnings, instead,  it was all about Christmas cheer. Monday and today, a number of officers and administrative staff with the Post Falls Police Department have been making stops to families in need throughout the community to hand out toys and gift cards for the holidays. 

"We do this type of thing during our Holiday Heroes event, but these are some families that weren't there, so we're catching up with them to make sure they have a good Christmas," says Holbrook. 

Holiday Heroes is an event hosted by the Post Falls Police Department, where the community makes donations to the police department and they redistribute those to families in need. 

Dorothy Best was one person on Holbrook's list today. The family has fallen on hard times and Best is currently taking care of her six grand kids. Best says the generosity is greatly appreciated and couldn't come at a better time. 

"We can't just get something for everyone," says Best. "So, I try to tell them it's about family and the presents are just extra." 

Over the last two days, Holbrook says they've handed out $3,400 worth of gifts to more than 20 families.
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