Rotary Club of Burbank 
Celebrating 91 years of service

Heroes and Helpers Event

 
 
Officer Joshua Kendrick is commended by Chief Scott La Chasse for is role at The Heroes and Helpers Event
 
The Burbank Police Department would like to thank Target, the Burbank Noon Rotary, the Burbank 
Temporary Aid Center (BTAC), and the Burbank Boys and Girls Club for an outstanding “Heroes & 
Helpers” event, held on December 19, 2013, at the Burbank Target. 
 
Target, BTAC, and the Burbank Noon Rotary provided funds for 30 less-fortunate kids from the 
Burbank Boys and Girls Club to go Christmas shopping. Each child was presented $100.00 in gift 
cards to spend on whomever they wanted, for whatever they wanted for Christmas. 
 
Burbank Police Officers, Cadets, and Explorers, and Noon Rotarians, played Santa’s helpers as they 
assisted the children with their shopping. With gift cards in hand, the youngsters bought gifts for not 
only themselves, but also for members of their family, with little prodding from police personnel. 
 
After the shopping experience, the kids were transported to the Burbank Police station, where they 
joined their families and were treated to an Italian dinner and dessert provided by Ciao Cristina. 
 
Although the event was for the children, Burbank police personnel and Burbank Noon Rotary 
members were deeply affected by each child’s circumstances and were touched by their interaction 
with the excited children. 
 
Thank you to all who contributed and who helped behind the scenes to make this Christmas 
memorable for 30 special young people and their families!