Blue Santa’s elves are busy in their workshop getting ready for the annual campaign to provide toys to children in need in Georgetown. Each year Blue Santa, a program of the Georgetown Police Department, provides toys to more than 1,500 children in Georgetown. And each year Blue Santa needs your help.
Blue Santa is collecting toys at the Christmas Stroll Parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 5. New, unwrapped toys will be collected by Blue Santa Elves along the parade route.
New, unwrapped toys also may be dropped off in donation barrels in businesses and offices in Georgetown. For a list of donation sites, go to BlueSanta.Georgetown.org.
Monetary donations to purchase toys also are accepted. Checks to “CPAAA Blue Santa” should be sent to the Georgetown Police Department, c/o CPAAA Programs, 3500 DB Wood Road, Georgetown, TX, 78628. Donate $15 or more to Georgetown Blue Santa and you’ll receive a collectible Blue Santa Elf lapel pin.
December 1 is the application deadline for assistance from Blue Santa. Applications are available at The Caring Place at 2000 Railroad Street and the Georgetown Police Department at the Public Safety Operations and Training Center at 3500 DB Wood Road. Children who qualify for Blue Santa are age 18 or younger, live in Georgetown city limits, and qualify for free or reduced lunch program at school or meet federal poverty guidelines.
For information about donation events and barrel locations, go to BlueSanta.Georgetown.org.