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A group of areal children got do some holiday shopping of their own at Target thanks to the Heroes and Helpers program. Target employees, the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office, victim advocates and protective custody workers had an opportunity to give these children something special this holiday season.
"Many of the children have had a portion of their childhood tragically taken away from them and this was a chance to have conversations, to build self-esteem and show these kids that we value them and want to be a part of the healing process," says Lt. Kelli Bailiff with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office.
The children ages 4 to 14 were chosen from the District Attorney's Victims Assistance Division and from the Sheriff's Office JIAC division. The group of ten received special attention in a non-stressful environment.
It was a day that brought a spirit of heroism out of everyone.