MAKING LAS VEGAS A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE
Santa Cops need help buying presents for local kids
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department plays Santa every year for kids in Las Vegas who might not get presents otherwise. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Most of us are just starting to think about Christmas, but Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers think about it year round. All year, they identify kids they are worried about. Kids who may be in tough situations. They take these kids Christmas shopping, making Las Vegas a better place to live.
It's just one of many programs funded by the Friends of LVMPD Foundation. The foundation says they can't help all of the kids they'd like to without donations.
Denise Kee with the foundation says, "Officers are whole people. They are coaches, teachers, mentors, and the foundation gives them an outlet to connect with children."