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BLACKFOOT â€” Law enforcement officers will be working at Rupe's Burgers Saturday, Nov. 19, to raise funds for the Santa's Helpers program.
From 6-9 p.m., officers with the Blackfoot Police Department and deputies from the Sheriff's Office will be taking orders and waiting tables at Rupe's. All tips will be donated to the Santa's Helpers program, and Kevin Rupe has agreed to donate a percentage of the proceeds from those three hours to the program.
Santa's Helpers is a local program in which 50 children are taken shopping by a member of local law enforcement or the fire department to purchase Christmas gifts for their families, and 50 additional families are purchased gifts through the program. The families are selected from applicants at the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency.
"There's a lot of kids out there who don't get the kind of Christmas they deserve," Rupe said, adding that he is just happy to be able to help support the program.
For those unable to attend the event at Rupe's, donations can also be made at both the Sheriff's Office or Police Department inside the Bingham County Courthouse. Additionally, checks can be mailed to 501 N. Maple Box 405, Attn. Santa's Helpers.
Applications for the Santa's Helpers program are available at the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency at 206 S. Spruce St. in Blackfoot. Applications are due Nov. 18.