SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – Children teamed up with Spokane and Kootenai County first responders Sunday morning to buy the Christmas presents for the children’s family members.

This was part of the annual Holidays and Heroes event. Two dozen children were given gift cards and nominated for the shopping trip. Many of the children would not normally be able to afford presents on their own.

At the end of the shopping trip, the children were given other gifts and food to take home for Christmas dinner. Officials said they help 100 families.