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Dover Police Holiday Heroes Helps 33 Children In 2015

The Dover Police Department’s Third Annual Holiday Heroes was an overwhelming success as families left Target with smiles on their faces Wednesday night.  Despite the program being at risk with a decline in private donations, the event became the largest in it’s 3-year history thanks to several local businesses and organizations.  The Dover Police Department partnered with Communities in Schools and the Capital School District to identify children in need. The Dover Police Department secured nearly $5,000 in donations. The department raised almost $1500.00 through online and personal fundraising efforts, with the other donations coming from the following businesses and organizations:
$500-Teal Construction
$1,000-Winner Auto Group
$1,500-It’s all Good In Delaware
$1,500-Communites in Schools
Radio Promotion donated by Eagle 97.7 Petch and Amy in the Morning

Without the assistance of these local businesses and organizations, the Holiday Heroes program was going to be limited in the number of children and families in 2015. The Dover Police Department is appreciative of the community support to make 2015 the biggest event to date with 23 children taking part in Wednesday’s event.  Additional funds were provided to a family with five children with another five going shopping on December 21st, bringing the total number of children to 33 for 2015.  Photos from the event can be viewed in the slideshow below: