News release - 12/11/2013

Published 12/11/2013 (all press releases for this day)


Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE

EVENT: 3rd Annual Heroes & Helpers Event at Target
DATE/TIME: December 12, 2013, 8 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Target at the Collection at RiverPark, Oxnard
PREPARED BY: Miguel Lopez, Community Affairs Manager
(805) 385-7631, miguel.lopez@oxnardpd.org
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Sgt. Luis Mancha,
(805) 385-7653, Luis.Mancha@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS:
(OXNARD, Calif) Thirty deserving and needy children (ages 6 to 12) - one from each elementary schools in in Oxnard School District as well as the private schools in the area - were invited to the 3rd annual Heroes & Helpers event at Target at the Collection at RiverPark, tomorrow. 
 
Low-income students will be paired with a uniformed Oxnard Police Department officer for a $200 shopping spree at Target.  In addition to shopping, the kids will be treated to a breakfast provided by Panera Bread, photos with Santa (Oxnard Councilman Bryan McDonald), and holiday crafts.  Presents purchased for family members will be wrapped on-site by Department civilian volunteers.
 
Last year, the cop & kid teams dispersed throughout the Target store to spend their $165 gift card any way they chose.  It was awesome to see how so many of the children shopped first for gifts for their siblings and parents before they even thought of selecting something for themselves.  It’s incredibly reassuring and heartwarming to witness children who live everyday with little still find it in themselves to act so selflessly and think first of others before they think to indulge themselves. 
 
Heroes & Helpers was originally made possible by a $1,500 grant from Target with a matching $1,000 contribution toward the event by the Oxnard Peace Officer’s Association (OPOA). OPOA doubled Target’s donation this year and generously gave $2,000.  Target and The Collection each donated $1,000.  The Oxnard community came together to make this year extra special through additional financial donations, these sponsors are Mr. Ivan Chacon and Truth Realty, Tacos by Don Chente, A to Z Law, the Oxnard Police K9 Foundation, and Mr. Al Jones.
 
“For our Department, this day has become a special one that many of us look forward to.  The smile on the kids’ faces, our Officers faces, and everyone who supports this program and makes it possible—the joy you show and share is evident of what is good in our community,” said Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams.
 
# # # # #
 
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  December 11, 2012, 11:50 a.m.

Press release archive

 

Recent press releases

»News release - 4/24/2014
- Apr 24, 2014
»News release - 4/23/2014
- Apr 23, 2014
»News release - 4/23/2014
- Apr 23, 2014
»News release - 4/23/2014
- Apr 23, 2014
»News release - 4/23/2014
- Apr 23, 2014
»News release - 4/22/2014
- Apr 22, 2014
»News release - 4/21/2014
- Apr 21, 2014
»News release - 4/20/2014
- Apr 20, 2014
»News release - 4/20/2014
- Apr 20, 2014
»News release - 4/19/2014
- Apr 19, 2014
 
 
 
   Dec 2013   
SMTWTFS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
 
 
 
spacer