Westbury, NY - December 21, 2016 - 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 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 with matching funds from the NCPD Foundation. 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.
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.
Upon completion, they will be returned to their schools by those same police officers.
When: December 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Target Store located at 999 Corporate Drive, Westbury