Help make the holidays special for those less fortunate.
Operation Blue Santa is in full swing and needs help to make the holidays special for those less fortunate members of our community. There are several upcoming events where they will be accepting much-needed toy and/or cash donations:
KOKE Austin Blue Santa Breakfast
Friday, December 1, 2017 | 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Omni Hotel South Park
4140 Governors Row | Austin, Texas 78744
Event includes breakfast, silent auction, music and interviews.
Sweet Rides of Central Texas Blue Santa Toy Drive & Car Show
Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Austin Park and Pizza
16231 IH-35 | Pflugerville, Texas 78660
Event includes free car show, live music by the Clutch Kings, door prizes, and a special appearance by Santa who will be arriving by helicopter.
Greater Austin Merchants Association (GAMA) Toy Drive sponsored by Brown Distributing and The Horn 104.9
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
8801 Research Blvd | Austin, Texas 78758
Fishing Tournament sponsored by Team Krotejagers
Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Joe’s Crab Shack
600 E. Riverside Drive | Austin, Texas 78704
Blue Santa also needs volunteers to participate in delivery day on Saturday, December 16, 2017 starting at 8 a.m. The day is a culmination of months of hard work that allows Operation Blue Santa, in partnership with our community, to give every child a toy and every family a special holiday meal. It is an exceptionally moving experience to be able to deliver that kind of joy and we invite everyone to be part of it by stopping by one of the following locations and picking up a box or two or six to deliver to Blue Santa recipients.
Operation Blue Santa Warehouse (main location)
4101 South Industrial Dr. | Austin, Texas 78744
APD North Substation
12425 Lamplight Village Ave | Austin, Texas 78758
APD East Substation
812 Springdale Road | Austin, Texas 78702
APD South Substation
404 Ralph Ablanedo Dr. | Austin, Texas 78748
Austin Police Operation Blue Santa is a charitable outreach effort created in 1972 by two APD patrol officers who realized that some families in their area would not have gifts or food for their children at Christmas. The distribution began with 20 families from the back of a patrol car. Today, Austin Police Operation Blue Santa serves more than 6,000 households with 15,000 children receiving gifts during the holiday season. For more information about Austin Police Operation Blue Santa, visit www.bluesanta.orgor call (512) 974-2583.
Communications and Public Information Office
301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701