Baltimore Police, United Way buy toys for underprivileged youth

Posted at 8:46 PM, Dec 08, 2016

The Baltimore Police Department and United Way teamed up to do some shopping for underprivileged children. 

The officers ditched their cruisers for the night Wednesday and headed to the Target in Canton to load up their shopping carts. 

For the last five years, Baltimore Police have bought gifts for kids in the city and Baltimore County. Detective Jeremy Silbert said it's an event he enjoys.

"We certainly go over the $25 limit then we pay for that out of our own pocket because it's worth it," he said. "Then later down the road, we'll meet the kids, we'll give them the presents and it's just one of the best events that we go to all year."

Almost 100 families will benefit from this year's event.

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