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Posted on: November 15, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Help Us Help Children in Need Holidays & Heroes Food/Donation Drive


Help Us Help Children in Need

Holidays & Heroes Food/Donation Drive

The Holidays & Heroes Food Drive is this Saturday, November 18th, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Explorers and Sheriff’s Deputies will be at Barney’s Harvest Foodlocated at 11205 E. Dishman Mica Road in Spokane Valley collecting donations to help make Christmas wishes for some local families come true.

Holidays & Heroes is an annual program where Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Explorers, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Spokane Valley Deputies and Spokane County Detention Services Officers help local families in need.  Through our local schools, we identify families in need of help during Christmas and over the Holidays.  On the day of the event, the child is picked up by a deputy/officer in uniform, in a patrol car, and brought to the Spokane Valley Precinct.  After everyone is ready, the group drives to Walmart on Broadway to shop for presents (clothing & toys) for the family.  All the while, a special shopper is keeping an eye out for gifts for the child.  Small gifts are purchased for family members with the emphasis of the shopping focused on the child and his or her siblings. 

At the same time, this program is mirrored in Kootenai County by law enforcement, fire personnel and first responders there. (Post Falls Police, Coeur d’Alene Police, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, Kootenai County Fire, Rathdrum Police, Spirit Lake Police, just to name a few.)

After the shopping takes place in each county, everyone joins together at the Greyhound Park in Post Falls to meet Santa, wrap presents and share some holiday cheer before loading up the patrol cars with gifts and food to take back to their family. 

With the help of community, local business/credit unions and other donations, along with the Spokane County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, we provide food, gifts, and toys for approximately 30 local families.

Please stop by Barney’s Harvest Food this Saturday, November 18th, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and help us help those in need in our community.


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