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Heroes and helpers
Heroes and helpers
PPB Youth Services Division Partners with Target Heroes and Helpers (Photo) - 12/04/19

The Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division and Target(TM) will co-host "Heroes and Helpers" on Friday, December 6, 2019, at the Jantzen Beach Target, 1555 N Tomahawk Island Drive, Portland, Oregon, from 6:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Portland Police Officers will partner with a preselected child/youth with choosing clothing, school supplies, and/or gifts for the holidays.

The mission of the Portland Police Bureau's Youth Services Division (YSD) is to create a safe, inclusive and supportive environment that insures the success of all youth and their families. YSD believes in the intrinsic worth and potential of everyone in our community and works proactively to keep youth in school and out of the criminal justice system through both Restorative Justice practices and trauma-informed approaches. YSD continually looks for opportunities to build relationships with youth and their families, as well as the broader school communities served. Above all, the staff of YSD aspire to provide the best possible public safety services, walk our talk, mentor and lead, educate and serve.

Target's corporate giving leverages a range of financial and in-kind resources to help all families discover the joy in everyday life. Community has always been at the core, and efforts are rooted in caring for communities and fostering community connections. Through equitable and inclusive partnerships and programs, Target supports local, national and global organizations and enlist team members and guests to enrich our shared communities where we live, work and play.

"Target & Blue" supports public safety through innovative philanthropy, including the Heroes & Helpers event, held at Target stores across the county.

Each of the selected 40 youth will receive a $100.00 Target(TM) Gift Card, through funding awarded by Target, and matched by the Youth Services Division.

Interested media can coordinate with Youth Services Division Officer Carlos Ibarra at carlos.ibarra@portlandoregon.gov

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