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News Release

Monday, December 11, 2017

Media Relations

Topanga Division And “Target Store” Team Up for A Shoe Give Away NA17210sr

WHAT: Holiday Shopping with local Community Heroes & Helpers

WHEN: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
1:30 p.m

WHERE: Target Store # 0288
21801 Ventura Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

WHO: LAPD Captain Maureen Ryan, Commanding Officer, Topanga Division
Topanga Area Senior Lead Officers
LAUSD Principal, Hart Street Elementary, Curtis Johnson
Target Stores Team Members

WHY: Local Target Stores have reached out to LAPD-Topanga Division to participate with Community Heroes & Helpers Program. Senior Lead Officer Duke Dao would like to engage students from Hart Elementary School for "Shoe Shopping".
Officer Dao was a student at Hart School when he immigrated from Vietnam in 1981 at the age of 10. Officer Dao is currently the Senior Lead Officer of the community where he grew up.

It began with a $500 donation from one store and other stores wanted to join in. Weeks later, Officer Dao was contacted by Target Corporate Office regarding the growth of this event. Officer Dao received a Community Helpers & Heroes Grant for $5,000 to take 50 students from the Community, each student can spend $100 for shoes and more.

Twenty-five students from Hart Elementary have been selected from the ACHIEVE 3000 Program where students log into a computer to read and then take a comprehension quiz. The other 25 kids are going to be enrolled in the Topanga Youth Wrestling Program, to keep kids out of trouble, build self-esteem and friendships. This is part one of two. Next Tuesday will be part 2 with Topanga Youth kids.

CONTACT: For additional information, please contact Topanga Area Senior Lead Officer Duke Dao at (818) 731-2570, or email