Thanks to the Holiday Heroes program, 50 students "in need" will receive a holiday experience they won't soon forget.
SPRING, TX, UNITED STATES, December 3, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — GPI Defense has partnered with the Klein ISD Police Department for their annual Holiday Heroes program. The program takes place throughout the month of December and will ensure at least 50 “in need” Klein ISD students get to have Christmas this year.
Each student is partnered with their very own police officer, and then they board a bus that takes them all to dinner. After dinner, they get back on the bus and are taken to a local retailer, where they are given a minimum of $125 to shop with. The officers walk with the students, bond with them, and help the students shop.
“Often times, the kids shop for their family members and we have to encourage them to shop for themselves also,” says Chief David Kimberly.
During the holiday season, many families are on the verge of homelessness and are faced with a decision: pay rent or buy gifts.
According to a recent poll, nearly 7 in 10 people in the United States would give up buying gifts during the holiday season because it would allow them to save money. Furthermore, it would give them more time with loved ones.
“At GPI Defense, two of our core values are related to family and focusing on making a difference in the local community. It’s not just something we do, it’s who we are,” adds GPI Defense CEO, Troy Skeen.
GPI Defense is a veteran owned & operated security company based in Spring, TX that works very closely with local police departments, and specializes in both Executive Protection and Crisis Response services. GPI Defense was founded in 2012 by Troy Skeen.
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Source: EIN Presswire