Fla. COs, Miami Heat work to brighten kids’ Christmas with shopping spree
“We hope this experience allows children to view correctional officers in a different atmosphere,” MDCR Director Daniel Junior said
By CorrectionsOne Staff
MIAMI — The holidays got a little jollier for 15 kids when the Miami Heat and officers from the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department teamed up for the inaugural “Shop with a Correctional Officer” last week.
More than a dozen kids went on a Target shopping spree accompanied by COs, Miami Heat dancers and even Santa and Mrs. Claus.
On Wednesday, Officers from #MDCR, along with the Miami Heat Dancers & Target helpers participated in the inaugural “Shop with a Correctional Officer” — a nationwide law enforcement tradition that lets local kids shop for Xmas presents alongside an officer. And we had a blast! pic.twitter.com/eJZNlzX8ky— MiamiDadeCorrections (@MDCCorrections) November 30, 2018
“We were very excited to make Christmas a little more merrier this year for 15 local kids,” MDCR Director Daniel Junior said. “We hope this unique shopping experience allows children to view correctional officers in a different atmosphere and promote positive relationships that hopefully will last throughout their lives.”
In addition to the shopping spree, kids also received tickets to local museums, zoos and amusement parks.