we got a letter in the mail the other day saying that they were going to spend a few hours with the local police department. the police are going to feed them dinner then take them shopping at walmart. here's where their questions begin:
has anyone ever done this before?
are they able to buy for mommy and daddy?
will the police help them wrap their gifts?
do they buy for each other or themselves?
(sorry they just started firing their questions and i had to tell them to stop so you can answer. we've never done this so we don't know. and the kids can't wait!)
My dh just did "Shop with a Hero" the other night. (He is the Capt. of our Fire Dept)
It is a cool program, but everyone does their programs differently.
I can only tell you how they did it here and maybe that will help your kids
Everyone met at Walmart, Pizza Hut supplied dinner, then the children (from all over our county)
were assigned a Hero (police/fire/emt) and given an enevolope with a $50.00 gift card for ea member of the family along with a list of items (they wrote out) to get these family members. And if there is any money left the child can use it on themselves. Some of the children did run out of money so their Hero would slip them an extra 20.00 so they could get something for themselves. It's fun for the kids. Dh said everyone had a lot of fun.
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How exciting for them! Our local police do the same thing & they just take them shopping. No wrapping & just items for the kids. But they can get clothing, shoes, boots or toys. Whatever they want w/in their price range. Please let us know how it went :)
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