Local Children to Shop with Portland Winterhawks and Officers (Photo)

November 11, 2019 11:09

  

***This FlashAlert is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division (see contacts below)***

Sunshine Division Contact: Kyle Camberg
503.577.6852
kyle@sunshinedivision.org

Portland Winterhawks Contact: Piper Criscola - (503) 752-2444 piperc@winterhawks.com

Winterhawks Booster Club Contact: Stuart Kemp -- (360) 852-5081 pwhbc@comcast.net


On November 12, 2019, 23 children will have a Winterhawks player in one hand, and a gift card in the other for a major holiday shopping experience like none other.

The Portland Winterhawks, Sunshine Division, and Portland Police Officers are teaming up to take 23 students from Chief Joseph Elementary for a unique shopping experience with the Portland Winterhawks, thanks to funding provided by the Winterhawks Booster Club.

The participating children were identified in partnership with Portland Police Bureau School Resource Officers who regularly participate in Sunshine Division's Izzy's Kid's program, referred to as a "Shop with a Cop." The students will have a very special opportunity to "Shop with a Hawk," as Winterhawks players shop one-on-one for toys and/or clothing with the students at the Interstate Fred Meyer store as well as interact with Portland Police Bureau Officers Steve Morinville, Heidi Kreis, and Matt Tobey, who are also participating in the event.

Each child will have approximately $134 to spend, thanks to the generosity of the team's Booster Club, who is funding the event.

Media are invited to attend; below are the details:

Event: Shop with a Hawk

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Location: Fred Meyer 7404 N Interstate Ave., Portland, OR 97217 (meet at check-in table on the second floor)

Arrival Time: Kids will begin to shop at 4:30 pm and then head to the snack table after.

Sunshine Division Contact: Lilieth Armenta | lili@sunshinedivision.org | 503.823.2347

Who Qualifies? Any child at the school elected most in need that are ages 7-10 years old.

Children Selected: 23 children from Chief Joseph elementary school, and 22 players from Portland Winterhawks Hockey Club.

Gift Card Amount: $134


About Sunshine Division:
Since 1923, Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. An independent charity, in unique partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, Sunshine Division operates year-round, and serves Portland's most vulnerable populations: families with children, seniors, the disabled, and veterans as they face economic challenges to meet basic needs. In addition to the over 15,000 households served directly through their doors each year, Sunshine Division donates food to over 50+ food-relief charities in five surrounding counties. Sunshine Division distributes new and gently used clothing through their Threadz clothing room and new clothing through the Izzy's Kids "Shop With a Cop" program, which pairs police officers with low-income students for a school clothes shopping trip.

For more information, please visit: https://sunshinedivision.org/

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Media Relations:
PPBPIO@portlandoregon.gov
Phone: 503-823-0830
1111 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

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