Dover Police Heroes and Helpers 2014 Christmas
Dover Police Take 24 Underprivileged Children on Shopping Spree for Christmas (Courtesy Dover Police)

Dover Police Take 24 Underprivileged Kids on Christmas Shopping Spree

Underprivileged children get $125 Target shopping spree from the Dover Police Department while parents get a holiday surprise of their own.

The Dover Police Department in Delaware takes the holiday season very seriously.

Officers recently took part in the 2nd annual Heroes and Helpers event, which allows for underprivileged children throughout Dover to go on a $125 shopping spree at a local Target.

According to the Dover Police Department:

On Wednesday, Dec. 10, nearly 30 officers took 24 underprivileged children to the Dover Target store to go Christmas shopping for themselves and family as part of the 2nd annual Heroes and Helpers event. Each child was given $125 to spend, in addition to arts-and-craft activities, free pizza for the children and families by Little Caesar’s Pizza, and free play day gift cards from Hoppin’ Good Time in Camden.

While the children were shopping, Cpl. Mark Hoffman and Sgt. Chad Bernat surprised each parent with an additional $125 gift card, which caused tears to flow in the room.

For more information on the Heroes and Helpers event and the Dover Police Department, please visit

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