BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – The Blue Springs Police Department, Blue Springs School District Department of Public Safety and 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 10. 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.
Blue Springs Police Department and Blue Springs School District Department of Public Safety officers will volunteer their time by spending it with 30 students from Blue Springs School District. This program allows disadvantaged children to shop with an officer and purchase $150 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 and reinforce the fact that police officers are friends in the community.
“This is the seventh 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 Dairy Pointe Conference Center for a gift wrapping session with officers.
Program Sponsors include: Blue Springs Target, Sandy’s Homestyle Cooking, Toys ‘R’ Us, Adams Pointe Conference Center, LaMar’s Donuts, Chick-fil-A, Missouri Mavericks, Blue Springs Landlord Association, DigiPrint, My Kids Dentist, Rod’s Sporting Goods, Blue Springs Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Post #6603 and Foster Dental Care.
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