Westbury, NY - December 18, 2014 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter announce that the Nassau County Police Department Community Affairs Unit will be partnering with the Westbury Target store for the 4th year to host a community event called Heroes and Helpers to help children from five schools in the Westbury School District. During this event, children from the community, who are in financial need, are paired with police officers to shop for gifts for their families using donated gift cards from Target. The Heroes and Helpers program helps foster strong relationships by pairing law enforcement officers with in-need youth to shop for the children’s families during the holidays.
Four 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. Upon completion, they will be returned to their schools by those same police officers.
The event is taking place December 19, 2014 at 10:00 am at the Target store located at 999 Corporate Drive, Westbury. Media is welcome to attend.