Huntsville Police, Madison Sheriff’s, HEMSI and a host of volunteers spent a recent Saturday morning at a local Walmart to help spread some Christmas cheer.
“Shop With a Hero” is partnering with Walmart to provide Christmas for “at-risk” children in our Huntsville-Madison County school systems. “Heroes” will be paired with a child and given a $100 gift card to go shopping in Walmart.
Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle thanked the volunteers for helping to meet the needs of others.
Meanwhile, Decatur’s first responders are partnering with Target to give deserving children a Christmas to remember by hosting the second local Heroes & Helpers shopping event.
Twelve elementary school students will cross items off their wish lists as they shop the aisles of Target with Decatur Police Officers, Firefighters, and Kris Kringle, himself, on Wednesday, December 19.
Target employees will serve as gift-wrapping volunteers for the children to make sure each present is Christmas tree worthy.
The festivities will conclude with a pizza party provided by Domino’s Pizza. Seasonal treats will be donated by Target.
Dinners from Olive Garden and Chick-fil-A will be sent home with each child for their family, in addition to a turkey provided by Calvary Assembly of God.
“Being able to give back to our community, especially during the holiday season, is so important to us. Our officers are still talking about last year’s event and can’t wait to volunteer again,” says Police Chief Nate Allen.
Heroes & Helpers is made possible by the generous donations of the Target of Decatur and the participants of the inaugural DPD Heroes & Helpers Bike Rally, which was hosted in November.