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Gig Harbor, Wash. – October 22, 2012 – The Jaycox Gig Harbor Police Benevolent Fund, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization will conduct its annual Holiday Helpers event on Tuesday December 11th. This event allows local children in need the opportunity to get to know the Gig Harbor Police officers, Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies, and Washington State Patrol troopers while Christmas shopping at the Gig Harbor Target store.

Each child is provided spending money donated by community members and local service clubs including funding from the Jaycox Gig Harbor Police Benevolent Fund. In addition, the children are provided a tour of the Police Department and breakfast (provided by Kelly’s Café & Espresso) with their Law Enforcement shopping buddies. In addition, lunch is provided by the Gig Harbor Kiwanis Club. At the end of the experience the children are returned to school in a police vehicle.

Additional major local sponsors include our Gig Harbor Target store and the Galaxy Theatre.

Children between the ages of seven and eleven are chosen based on social and economic need. This year at least ten children will participate.

Donations are still needed to make this program a success. If you would like to assist, donations are being accepted at the Gig Harbor Police Department. 100% of all donations go to the kids for their shopping.

To donate, checks can be dropped off at the Gig Harbor Police Department or mailed to GHPD, 3510 Grandview Street, Gig Harbor WA, 98335. Please make check out to The Jaycox Fund. Or call the GHPD at (253) 851-2236.

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