Buffalo Grove Police host their sixth annual ┬┤Shopping with Heroes' event

The Police Department, in partnership with the Fire Department, hosted their sixth annual ‘Shopping with Heroes’ event Saturday, December 10 at Target, located at 1400 W. Lake Cook Road in Wheeling. The event was made possible thanks to donations from the Police and Fire Departments, along with generous donations from the ‘Temple Chai Guys’ men’s group from Temple Chai and other anonymous donors.

The department identified 16 local children in need to provide gifts for – children who had faced personal or financial family hardships. Police officers and firefighters volunteered their time to shop with the youth. The children were guided to choose educational items along with their other desired gifts, with the remainder spent on gifts for family and loved ones.

After shopping, the children were brought back to the police station for gift wrapping, pizza and treats. The treat bags and wrapping paper were all generously donated by Target.

“The officers and firefighters look forward to this event every year,” said Deputy Chief Michael Szos, who also participated in the event. “It’s a great way to give back and help spread some holiday cheer to those who may be needing it most.”

The Police Department extends its sincere gratitude to the generous community members and volunteers who donated money and time to make this event possible.