Valley City  (CSi)  Santa Cops and Kids will be held all day on Thursday December 7, 2017, at the James Valley Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 4, in Valley City.

Personnel from the Valley City  Police Department along with area law enforcement agencies will pair with a child from the Valley City  community for a meal together then start  shopping for Christmas gifts for the child and their family.

The children are selected on a criteria basis, like a financial hardship, family loss, military deployment, or other circumstances that can make the holiday season a little harder to endure.

Gifts are also purchased for other children in the community, such as children who are in foster care.

Event coordinator Lt. Dana Rustebakke adds that because of generous donations from the community last year, donation request letters will NOT be sent out this year.

If an individual or business would still like to donate, they will continue to accept these donations.

Mail donations to the Valley City Police Department, or dropped off at the Police Department.

If donating with a check, make checks payable to James Valley Lodge Number four.