RICHMOND, Va. - St. Francis of Assisi once said, "For it is in giving that we receive."

For that reason, the Virginia Commonwealth University men's basketball coaching staff has partnered with Target and the Boys & Girls Club to host the first-ever "Shop with the Rams."

On Sunday, Dec. 5, Head Coach Shaka Smart and his staff will accompany 24 children from the Boys & Girls Club of Richmond to the Target at Libbie Place.

The group will eat lunch together and then each child will be partnered with a member of the staff to shop with a $100 gift card donated by Target.

"We couldn't be more excited about Shop with the Rams," Smart said. "It provides a terrific opportunity for our staff to give back to our community while taking part in the spirit of the holidays."

Smart and the Rams plan to make this an annual event.