GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--On December 8th, 2018 the Gloucester Township Police Department, with a partnership with the Gloucester Township Target, participated in its 6th annual Heroes and Helpers Program (Shop With a Cop).
Gift cards were purchased for each child to spend on Christmas gifts for their families. The children were chosen with the assistance of the Gloucester Township Public School District. A male and female child were selected from each elementary public and private school to participate in the event.
The Gloucester Township Police Department was able to help out approximately 24 children and their families.
As the program’s name suggests, the children are the Heroes and the officers are their Helpers. Each child were able to shop with the help of a Gloucester Township Police Officer. They then picked out $100.00 worth of Christmas presents. The presents were wrapped by Target staff members and volunteers. The participants also got a special visit from Santa.
On the day of the event, Target, Chick Fil A, and Gloucester Township FOP Lodge 206 provided food for the children. Additional donations were made by Civilian Gloucester Township Staff and Blackwood Kiwanis.
Gloucester Township Police Department
1261 Chews Landing Rd
Gloucester Township, NJ 08021