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Local Children Treated To ‘Heroes And Helpers’ Shopping Spree

Corporal Christopher Cardwell sorts through video games with Manhattan McFadden. Caitlin Franz / WUFT News

The Gainesville Police Department and Target pair up every year as part of the Heroes and Helpers program to give local elementary school students the opportunity to go shopping. The event gives back to the community by raising money for agencies in about 200 communities throughout the United States. Last year the program raised more than $150,000.

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