BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – The Blue Springs Police Department and members of the Blue Springs Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association will participate in Target’s Heroes & Helper’s event at 7 a.m. on Saturday, December 13. The Blue Springs Target store, located at 1040 NE Coronado, will host children from the “Shop with a Blue Springs Cop” program as they purchase holiday gifts for their families.
There are 30 officers who will volunteer to shop with 30 students from the Blue Springs School District. This program allows disadvantaged children to shop with an officer and purchase $125 worth of holiday gifts for their families.
The “Shop with a Blue Springs Cop” program is an opportunity for children to socialize with officers in a positive atmosphere, reinforcing the idea that police officers are friends in the community.
“This is the fifth year that we have been able to do this event and we are amazed by the community support for the program here in Blue Springs. These types of events help build relationships between area kids and police officers,” said Detective David Brotherton of the Blue Springs Police Department. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to help make sure these children and their families have a great Christmas this year.”
Following the shopping event, participants will join officers at the Adams Pointe Conference Center for wrapping session. Afterwards, Santa will surprise each child with gifts totaling $100 for Christmas.
This year’s event is sponsored by: Target, Rancho Grande Cantina, Cosentino’s Price Chopper South, Missouri Mavericks, Accessorize Yourself Boutique, All Star Awards, Barbara Stark, Blue Springs Ford, Blue Springs Police Department, Blue Springs School District, The Cake Pan, Chick-Fil-A, City of Blue Springs, Club 7 Fitness, Courtyard by Marriott, Cristin Walters a Reece & Nichols Realtor, DIGI Print, LaMars Donuts, Lunar Bowl, Marksman Firearms, Moreland Ridge Middle School, Roses & Such, Ross Miller, Salon Bellezzio, Terri Weathers Scentsy Consultant, Zardas Bar-B-Q, Minsky’s Pizza, Fletchers J Bar S, Genevieve’s, Amanda McCall Thirty One Consultant, Plowboys, Stylz Salon, Sinclair’s Restaurant, Tony’s Restaurant, 4 Seasons Nail Salon, Einstein Bros, Firehouse Subs, Doc Golden, Blue Springs Animal Hospital, Ibex Climbing Gym, Precision Line Barber Shop, Taco Bueno, Aaron’s Rental, NAPA Auto Parts, Syk Briscoe Thirty One Consultant, Cathy Johnson Thirty One Consultant, Christine’s Salon & Spa, Bev Anderson, Rod’s Sports, Delynn’s Massage Therapy, Kathy Knowles, ATK, Gail’s Quilting, Spa 7, Dustie Fritche Stylist Salon A, Highway 7 Chiropractic, O’Reilly’s, Anna Ceperley Arbonne Consultant, Then & Now Jewelry, Brooke Cooper Origami Owl Consultant, Kim Lucas, Dave Myers, The Kastlers, Blue Springs Fitness, Cavanaugh Pet Hospital, Title Boxing Club, Kelly Flowers Representative for Pinot’s Palette, Dayna’s Boutique, The Stark Family, Foster Dental Care, Code 1 Credit Union, Shooters Mart, Dale Edwards, Dan Walker, Planet Fitness, and Susan Culpepper.
To donate, volunteer or for more information, call Officer Foster at (816) 210-5858.
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