NEW BEDFORD — Close to 95 New Bedford children will go Christmas shopping Saturday, December 2nd, with members of the New Bedford Police Department.
The New Bedford Police Department will participate in Police with Presents, a program that matches police officers with disadvantaged children in the community.
On that day, police officers will be paired off with a child for a shopping trip at Target in Dartmouth. The child will purchase gifts for his or her siblings and a present for themselves.
Money for the gifts was donated by the New Bedford Police Union, Target and individual officers.
The day will begin at 8:15 a.m. when the children will travel in Tremblay buses from Keith Middle School to the Target. They will be escorted by police cruisers and motorcycles.
Stepping off the buses the children will entertained by Christmas Carolers from the local youth vocal group Voices in Time.
The children and their police companions will shop at Target from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. They will then be transported back to Keith Middle School for pizza and ice cream, courtesy of Buster’s Sports Bar & Grill in Dartmouth.