Target Hosts “Heroes and Helpers” Shopping Event

(Photo by Ross A Benson)

Release from Burbank Police:

(Photo by Ross A Benson)

On December 12, 2018, the Burbank Police Department teamed-up with Target and the Boys and Girls Club of Burbank to help youth in-need purchase holiday gifts for their families in the annual “Heroes and Helpers” shopping event.

(Photo by Ross A Benson)

The “Heroes and Helpers” event was first launched in December of 1990. Since then, the Burbank Police Department has proudly participated each year as part of its commitment to the community and helping those who are less fortunate. This year, Burbank Police are excited to announce that 30 children have been selected by the Boys and Girls Club of Burbank to take part in the event. The children were selected based on their family’s financial income and need.

(Photo by Ross A Benson)

Each child was presented with a $200 gift card, sponsored by Target. The children were then accompanied by police officers, cadets, and explorers as they shopped for holiday gifts for their families. Once the children completed their purchases, they were served a delicious holiday meal, generously provided by the Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Burbank, and dessert, compliments of Porto’s Bakery. Children were also presented with holiday gift and food baskets, sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of Burbank, Noon Rotary Club of Burbank, Burbank Town Center, and community member Lisa Komorowski.

The goal of the “Heroes and Helpers” event is to provide less fortunate children with a friendly holiday experience they won’t soon forget.

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