Give Back With Golden Valley’s Public Safety Holiday Outreach

As people give thanks during the holidays, many often think of ways to give back to their community. The Golden Valley Police and Fire Departments are involved in multiple holiday outreach programs and would welcome support from residents.

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Shop With A Cop

A collaboration between the Golden Valley Police Department and Noble Elementary School, Shop With A Cop provides children in need with Target gift cards to be used for family gifts during the holiday season. Children spend an evening shopping with officers and other GVPD staff, followed by dinner and gift-wrapping.

To donate before Dec 10, contact the GVPD at 763-593-8079.

Be A Santa To A Senior

The Golden Valley Fire Department partners with Home Instead Senior Care to provide gifts for seniors who might not otherwise receive any during the holidays. To participate in the Be A Santa To A Senior program, go to the Golden Valley Starbucks (7802 Olson Memorial Hwy), pick a bulb from the tree, and bring back the requested gift before Dec 11. The gifts will be delivered Dec 14 by the Golden Valley Fire Family, a group of firefighters and their families.

For more information, contact the Golden Valley Fire Department at 763-593-8055.

Toys For Tots

The Golden Valley Police Department’s Toys For Tots collection is an annual tradition in collaboration with police from multiple departments. On the last collection day, they all meet in Golden Valley, load their cruisers with donated gifts, and parade to the KARE 11 drop-off site. To donate, bring new, unwrapped toys to the GVPD at 7700 Golden Valley Rd (open 24/7) Dec 1–13 (last day by 3 pm). The GVPD cannot accept monetary donations.

For more information, contact Commander Steve Johnson at 763-512-2502.

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