Kiii-TV 3News was recognized Monday by the organizers of the Shop with a Cop program, receiving the Golden Sleigh award.

Kiii News Director Richard Longoria accepted the award from the Fraternal Order of Police on Monday.

Throughout the last months of the 2012 holiday season, 3News helped spread the word of the fundraising effort, as we have for the last 15 years. Organizers said donations from throughout the Coastal Bend helped by giving hundreds of children a brighter Christmas.

We would like to thank all of our viewers who were able to make a contribute to the Shop with a Cop program.