Buffalo Grove Police Host Fifth Annual ´Shopping with Heroes'

The Police Department, in partnership with the Fire Department, hosted their fifth annual ‘Shopping with Heroes’ event Saturday, December 4 at the Target store in Wheeling. Police purchased gift cards for local children in need, thanks to generous donations from members of the ‘Temple Chai Guys’ and Target. 

The holiday shopping event was coordinated by the Police Social Worker and School Resource Officers, who selected 19 local children in need due based on personal or financial hardships. 

Each child received a gift card to purchase holiday gifts, and volunteer police officers and firefighters spent approximately two hours shopping with the youth. The children chose an educational item and gifts for themselves and spent the remainder of their gift cards on family and loved ones.
 
The Police Department extends sincere gratitude to the generous community members and volunteers who donated money and time to make this event possible.