Burbank’s Police Department, along with Target, the Burbank Noon Rotary, the Burbank Temporary Aid Center (BTAC), held their “Heroes & Helpers” for the Burbank Boys and Girls Club on December 19 at the Burbank’s Target.
Target, BTAC, and the Burbank Noon Rotary provided funds for 30 less-fortunate kids from the Burbank Boys and Girls Club to go Christmas shopping. Each child was presented $100.00 in gift cards to spend on whomever they wanted, for whatever they wanted for Christmas.
Burbank Police Officers, Cadets, and Explorers, and Noon Rotarians, played Santa’s helpers as they assisted the children with their shopping. With gift cards in hand, the youngsters bought gifts for not only themselves, but also for members of their family, with little prodding from police personnel.
After the shopping experience, the kids were transported to the Burbank Police station, where they joined their families and were treated to an Italian dinner and dessert provided by Ciao Cristina.