Excerpts from patch.com:

For the sixth straight year, Buffalo Grove police officers and firefighters gave back to the community with the annual “Shopping With Heroes” event held on Dec. 10 at Target in Wheeling,

Donations from the police and fire departments, along with generous donations from the “Temple Chai Guys” men’s group from Temple Chai and other anonymous donors, made the event possible.

The department identified 16 local children in need to provide gifts for – children who had faced personal or financial family hardships. Police officers and firefighters volunteered their time to shop with the youth. The children were guided to choose educational items along with their other desired gifts, with the remainder spent on gifts for family and loved ones.

After shopping, the children were brought back to the police station for gift wrapping, pizza and treats. The treat bags and wrapping paper were donated by Target.