South Bend Police “Heroes and Helpers” event helping families despite pandemic

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The South Bend Police Department will again be helping families in need this Christmas and Holiday Season with the ‘Heroes and Helpers’ event from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21 at the South Bend Target store-1400 E. Ireland Road.

Normally, our officers’ shop with families in Target, helping them find the best Christmas gifts, but with COVID-19 that wasn’t possible.  This year, each family will be awarded multiple $100 Target gift cards based on the number of children in each family. For example, two kids equal $200 in Target gift cards. These gift cards will be used to shop online at

Once orders are placed, families will pick up their items at the designated South Bend Target store and our officers will be there to greet them and present them with their gifts.

A list of families have already been given to the South Bend Police Department.

Local social service organizations worked together to vet families and provide South Bend Polcie with the names of those who they felt were most in need.

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