KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (KHON2) — The Catholic Charities of Hawai’i organized an event to spread holiday cheer amongst keiki in Kona on Saturday, Dec. 17.
Hawai’i County Police Department, State Department of Public Safety Deputy-Sheriffs, State Department of Land and Natural Resources and U.S. National Park Service members participated in the event.
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Sixty-one keiki were selected to join in the fun where they received ID cards from police officers and a Target gift card they could spend.
Target set up a gift wrapping station for the event and supplied a delicious breakfast for all the volunteers.
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According to Catholic Charities of Hawai’i, “this special event brings much-needed joy during the holidays, while fostering positive relationships between the youth and the officers and other first responders.”