LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Corrections officers swarmed the aisles of a local store on Wednesday -- but it was all to fill carts full of coats, clothes and toys.

Louisville Corrections Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 77 took 25 students from Roosevelt Perry Elementary shopping this morning through the Coat-A-Kid program.

The students were selected based on observations made throughout the school year by staff.

"A lot of our kids at our school fall in the free and reduced lunch, have basic needs... so this has been a big blessing for those families that are involved," said Terry Pulce of Roosevelt-Perry Elementary School.

Nicholas Angelini, a Metro Corrections officer, says he gets "a real sense of pride and joy" when he sees the children receiving their gifts.

"It just feels really good," he said.

The officers raised the money by holding a shotgun raffle and a silent auction.

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