Heroes And Helpers Boost Holiday Spirit For Hundreds Of Kids In Everett

December 12, 2018

Everett, Police Blotter

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Officers from Everett, Monroe, Mill Creek and Washington State Patrol participated Wednesday night.

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One of the kids gets a lift for a better look.

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An Everett Police Sergeant with a participant

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Somebody’s having fun

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Another of the younger shoppers with an Everett Police Lieutenant.


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Smiles with Santa

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In addition to law enforcement there were dozens of volunteers

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Santa waits with Everett Police for the first kids to arrive.

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Kids and cops had pizza together and got to know each other better.

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One of the youngest participants with a Trooper

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A basket full of Holiday goodies.

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Just push the cart mom, I’ll hang on here.

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This little one had a lot of help shopping.

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The kids and cops all had a great time.

Wednesday night 175 kids and 51 law enforcement officers along with a couple dozen volunteers kicked off the 4th annual Heroes and Helpers event at the Target store on Everett Mall Way.

Everett Police were joined by officers from Monroe and Mill Creek along with Washington State Patrol troopers to help kids shop for the Christmas Holiday.

The children walked around the store with a police officer picking out holiday presents. They could choose items for themselves or their family members with each child getting $50 to spend.

They also received goody bags, photos with Santa and enjoyed a pizza dinner while getting to know the officer who helped them shop.

The children were pre-selected and referred to the program by area social service providers and ranged in age from one month to 17 years-old.

Wednesday night’s event was the first of multiple events between now and Christmas that will lead to an additional 600 kids getting a boost in their Holiday from Heroes and Helpers.

“The fact that we can sponsor so many deserving children is amazing,” says event organizer Det. Jamie French. “I am extremely thankful to everyone who plays a part in this event – including donors, police officers, volunteers and especially the Everett Target.”

Here are some MyEverettNews.com photos of the officers, kids and family members having a great Holiday experience.

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