Shop with a hero

PEKIN, Ill. - What is better than going holiday shopping? Maybe shopping with a local hero.

Pekin Police gear up for Shop with a Hero Saturday, December 9th. Police Officers, Firemen, and AMT medics will be shopping with kids at BIG R.

Pekin Police Officers raise money for our annual “Shop with a Hero” program. Donations from the Pekin Police Officers Union, the Pekin Fire Department union, AMT, and many private businesses such as BIG R, and individuals make this event possible. Kids are handed $100 gift card, to spend as they choose with their choice of a Policeman, Fireman, or AMT medic.

Santa will be making an appearance, and we will have cookies and pizza for the kids. Every year, Police Officers, Fireman, and School teachers nominate students for the program who have been through a traumatic event, abuse, have parents who experienced a job loss, or maybe have lost their homes due to fire, etc.

If you would to like sponsor a child or make a donation contact Billie Ingles at 478-5312.

 


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