NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Hundreds of pounds of candy and one thousand reflective treat bags are ready for the New Orleans kids.
More than 20 Walgreens stores donated the candy and the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation (NOPJF) donated the bags.
New Orleans police officers will hand deliver bags to three local schools and one youth organization on Halloween, as well as give them safety tips.
"This activity allows our officers the chance to interact with students and provide them with some safety tips to help them have a safe and fun Halloween," said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison. "It also gives us a chance to talk with young people and let them know that we care about them and we want to do everything we can to keep them safe every day. We appreciate Walgreens and the NOPJF for providing us with the opportunity to reach out to these students."
The schools/organizations that will receive bags are:
• Edward Hynes Charter School, 900 Harrison Avenue
• Youth Empowerment Project, 1600 O.C. Haley Blvd.
• KIPP Leadership Primary, 2300 St. Claude Avenue
• Homer Plessy Community School, 2021 Pauger Street