The temperatures are dropping, days are shorter, and the leaves are changing which also means the holiday season is quickly approaching. While this time of year is certainly joyous for most, there are many families that simply do not have the means to provide gifts for their children. The Holiday Heroes program by the Dover Police Department is here to help for the 7th consecutive year. Holiday Heroes is a program that allows children from the Dover area to pair up with a Dover Police Officer to go shopping for Christmas gifts at the Dover Target store. Last year the department was able to help 60 children from our area and provide them with a Christmas they likely would not have had, including necessities such as beds, coats, blankets, and food.
As many of you know, this program would not be possible without the assistance of teachers, counselors, and staff at the Capital School District. We rely heavily on you to collect names of students and their families so we can have a fair selection process based on feedback from the people who spend the most time with the children outside of their families. We believe this helps us select the families most in need and ensures objectivity in the selection process. We are asking you once again to play that important role for us by taking just a few minutes of your time to complete the following form if you can identify a child or children in need this holiday season. You can nominate as many children as you wish from grades K-6th grade. Often times, the children have siblings and we will place them in the program to be fair. Please DO NOT inform the child or their families of the nomination, as we do not know the number we will take in to the program until fundraising efforts are completed.
Please complete the below form by November 27th, 2019