City of Bettendorf, Iowa

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Littles with Law Enforcement Holiday Shopping Event

POSTED: November 27, 2017

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley (BBBS-MV) has partnered with the Bettendorf Police Department and Walmart for the inaugural “Littles with Law Enforcement” holiday shopping event. On Sunday, December 3, at 2:15 pm, approximately 10 Bettendorf Police Officers will be matched with approximately 20 BBBS “Little Brothers” at the BBBS-MV office, 130 W. 5th Street, Davenport.

At approximately 2:30 pm, Police Officers and Little Brothers will head to Walmart, 3101 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, to participate in a shopping event. Each Little Brother will be given a $75 gift card to purchase holiday gifts for family members. They will also get to shop with a uniformed police officer. This is the first of hopefully many “Bigs in Blue” events between BBBS-MV and Quad City Law Enforcement agencies.

After the shopping experience, all persons will come back to the BBBS-MV office for gift wrapping and pizza. The event is expected to conclude by 5 pm.

The event is co-sponsored by Walmart and the Bettendorf Peace Officer’s Association.

ABOUT BIGS IN BLUE: Bigs in Blue is a one-to-one mentoring program that connects youth with police in communities throughout our nation, building strong, trusting, lasting relationships. These relationships can help children develop into confident adults and help build stronger bonds between law enforcement and the families they serve.

For more information, contact Bettendorf Police Detective Josh Paul (joshpaul@bettendorf,org; 563-529-3462) or BBBS-MV Senior Director of Enrollment and Community Partnerships Sarah Walker (; 563-323-8006 x 206).