“Shop with a Hero”
The Italy Police Department and Italy Fire Department is starting their own “Shop with a Hero” program. The program was established to build positive relationships between Police Officers, Firefighters and the children of the community.
On a morning in early December, the Police Officers and Firefighters that are involved with the program will take the selected children to Wal-Mart in Waxahachie and then to the Police Department for lunch and to wrap presents.
Each child makes a list of family members and is helped by an Officer and Firefighter in spending their gift card to buy presents for everyone in the family and some things for themselves. It is a very positive experience, not only for the kids that are involved, but also for the Officers and Firefighters.
Children are recommended for participation in the program by the Stafford Elementary School. They will select five children between the ages of six and eleven and who have social or economic needs. Each family of the selected children will be able to enjoy a Christmas Dinner.
Community participation is very welcome for the “Shop with a Hero” program. We will be accepting all forms of donations toward this program. If you would like to donate your time, money, or Wal-Mart gift cards to help make a child’s Christmas special, Please contact:
- Sgt. Martin or Officer Pitts at (972) 483-6414
- Chief Chambers or Capt. Cate at (972) 483-1291