The Shreveport Police Department is partnering with the local Target retail store to host the “Heroes & Helpers” shopping event.  It's going on Friday, December 13th, 2013 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Target store at 7110 Youree Drive.

The annual event will allow 10 area children the opportunity to shop at Target with a police officer from the Shreveport Police Department’s Community Oriented Policing Bureau.

The children chosen to participate in the program are nominated by Community Liaison Officers who have observed a need and each kid gets $100 to a buy themselves a few Christmas gifts. The money for the program comes from donations provided by Target.