On December 14, more than 50 officers became personal shoppers to local children as they set out for a special shopping spree. Each child received a $200 gift card donated by the Halifax Shopping Centre, a stocking filled with goodies and a new winter coat from Sport Check.
The annual initiative began in 2005 when Halifax Shopping Centre and Halifax Regional Police paired up as a way to give back to the community. Each year, police officers who work with staff and students at local schools choose the participants based on need and/or for being good citizens and students.
It was a great day for the kids, officers, mall staff and fellow mall shoppers!