Heroes & Helpers
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 50 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.
Ten 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 Police Officers dressed as superhero’s will kick off the event followed by refreshments and a shopping spree using gift cards distributed by Target team members and the NCPD Foundation. Upon completion, they will be returned to their schools by those same police officers.
County Executive Laura Curran and Commissioner of Police Patrick Ryder will also assist the students with their holiday shopping.
When: Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Target Store located at 999 Corporate Drive, Westbury.
MEDIA IS INVITED TO ATTEND