Heroes & Helpers
Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick J. Ryder would like to announce our annual Heroes & Helpers event on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
The Nassau County Police Department Community Affairs Unit will be partnering with the Westbury Target store and the Nassau County Police Department Foundation to host a community event called Heroes & Helpers.
The event pairs police officers with 40 financially disadvantaged children from within the Westbury School District. The Heroes & Helpers program helps foster strong community relationships as children from the Westbury area shop with police officers for holiday gifts for their families through an awarded Target grant. The NCPD Foundation has generously matched the grant doubling each child’s spending limit.
Eight children from each of the five schools have been identified by their respective schools as meeting the criteria for this grant. The children and a guidance counselor from each school will be transported in Department vehicles to the Westbury Target. Police Officers from Community Affairs will be assisting with this event. A welcoming celebration with refreshments will kick off the event followed by a shopping spree using gift cards distributed by Target team members and the NCPD Foundation. In addition, there will also be officers dressed as super heroes to greet the children and assist during the shopping spree. Upon completion, they will be returned to their schools by those same police officers.
When: December 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Target Store located at 999 Corporate Drive, Westbury.
MEDIA IS INVITED TO ATTEND
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
NASSAU COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
1490 Franklin Ave., Mineola, NY 11501