(75 kids treated to a Christmas)…A Christmas they may not have otherwise had.
That is what the Calexico Police Departments Kids N Badges event is all about. This year’s event was held Friday morning. The kids were treated to breakfast at McDonald’s in Calexico. Santa arrived in a REACH Air Ambulance, and then the kids were taken shopping. They were accompanied by law enforcement officers and other volunteers to the Calexico WalMart and given $125 each to spend on a shopping spree. The police department hosted a talent extravaganza earlier in the year to raise funds for the event. Public and private donations were also used to help cover the costs of the shopping spree.