Operation Blue Santa is a 501(c)(3) - non-profit, community based corporation, organized by the Austin Police Department, with support from the Texas National Guard, the Austin Fire Department, Austin Water, and Austin Energy. Each year we provide each family we serve with a full holiday meal and wrapped Christmas gifts for each child under age 14. Our service to citizens of Austin began back in 1972 serving about 20 families, this year we will easily serve over 3800 families. This is only possible because of the goodwill and big hearts of Austin's citizens, businesses, and civic groups that support us each year.
We are actively seeking donations to support Operation Blue Santa. I will be placing donation boxes in 4 different locations:
Summitt Elementary School
Hana World Market
Holy Vietnamese Martyrs
We are collecting dry goods food (cans/boxes/packages items) and NEW toys for both boys and girls, particularly between the ages of 0-2 and 11-14. Please keep food and toys in separate boxes. You can also drop off donations at any Austin Fire Department stations.
Summitt Elementary School has teamed up with APD to help accept and process applications for assistance through Blue Santa. For those families who need assistance this coming holiday, they can come by:
Location: Summitt Elementary School
For those who would like to make a cash donation to Operation Blue Santa, please see below:
Operation Blue Santa appreciates your generosity this giving season.
Please make checks payable to Operation Blue Santa and mail them to the following address:
Operation Blue Santa, c/o APD,
PO Box 689001, Austin, Tx 78768
You can also go to Blue Santa's website: http://bluesanta.org to make donation by credit cards/PayPal.
Last but not least, for information about the Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade, please see the following link: http://www.chuysparade.com/
This is a great opportunity for our children to enjoy the parade and a chance to help those who are less fortunate.
Please feel free to share/post this information. If anyone/group/organization would like to participate and set up collection boxes, I would be more than happy to drop off some donation boxes at their place of operation.