The Bradenton Police Department is partnering with Kingdom Life Christian Church and Toys R’ Us for the fifth consecutive year for the community outreach program called “Honoring the Badge.”
The purpose of the program is to provide toys to needy children while at the same time teaching them that police officers are their friends.
The goal is to raise money and buy Toys R’ Us gift cards in $25 denominations. The children, under the age of 12, will be invited to join off-duty, uniformed Bradenton Police Officers from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Toys R’ Us, 512 Cortez Rd. A child will be teamed up with a police officer to go on a shopping spree. The officer will assist the child in selecting a toy or toys under $25 and taking him/her to the cash register to pay for the gift.
The children will be chosen by community leaders and most will be from working families who do not have money to buy Christmas presents this year. A child will be teamed up with a police officer to go on a shopping spree. The officer will assist the child in selecting a toy under $25 and taking him/her to the cash register and paying with a gift card provided by community donations.
To help this cause, please send donations to Kingdom Life Christian Church, 825 9th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34205.
For more information call Pastor Don at 773-1556.