COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — The Columbus Police Department partnered up with a local charity this holiday season.

Employees with Columbus Police worked together to donate stuffed animals and essential items to the Ronald McDonald House — a charity supporting families taking care of sick children.

Event participants shared their thoughts on what the partnership means to them.

“It means a lot to be able to give back to the community,” said Columbus Police Command Sgt. Alan Malone. “And it helps establish a relationship between our department and the Ronald McDonald House.”

“I thought it was a wonderful opportunity for them and for us,” said Ronald McDonald House Interim Director Dr. Cenobia Moore. “First, to develop this partnership. Second, the items they provided, we use every day.”

To find out more about the Ronald McDonald House, visit their website.