WEST VALLEY CITY (ABC4 News) – Elves with the West Valley City Police Department helped wrap hundreds of gifts destined for the homes of dozens of West Valley children this Christmas.
WVCPD is in the middle of its annual Giving Tree Program. This year, the Giving Tree Program provided gifts for 170 children from 50 low-income families.
Each child started with a listed of needed items and holiday wishes. Santa’s helpers from WVCPD, local businesses, and the community teamed up to fulfill their wishes.
The Giving Tree Program is its 16th year. The program started with officers recognizing a need in the community they serve and acting to help individual families.
Over the years, the program has expanded to include as many as 70 families in a single year. The department now coordinates with a local organization that works with low-income families in the city to choose names for the tree.