Photos: Police officers celebrate the holidays by giving back to their communities
Departments continue to prioritize those in need by providing free meals and gifts during the holidays
By Police1 Staff
It's that time of the year again – the season of giving – and there's no better way to end the year than by giving back to your community. Police departments around the U.S. continue to prioritize those in need by providing free meals and gifts during the holidays. In our roundup below, we feature a variety of ways departments are giving back this year.
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Valero Volunteers joined forces today with the San Antonio Police Dept. to deliver hundreds of Christmas gifts to families in need. The annual ‘Blue Santa’ event is one of many caring community efforts underway by Valero’s spirited teams. pic.twitter.com/gQyTW3iKnk— Valero Energy (@ValeroEnergy) December 2, 2021
🎁 Boerne ISD set an all-time record for toys and gift cards during the Blue Santa Toy Drive! As of Friday afternoon BISD collected over 1,300 toys with more donations coming in!— Boerne ISD (@BoerneISD) December 3, 2021
BISD partnered with the Kendall County Sheriff’s Department and the Boerne Police Department. 🎁 pic.twitter.com/fxAF9XcJJb
Monday, December 6 - Target— Lexington Police(SC) (@LexingtonPD) December 6, 2021
Tuesday, December 7 - Walmart
Wednesday, December 8 - Target
Thursday, December 9 - Walmart
Thanks to the @TownLexingtonSC community who has given so graciously so far this Christmas season. https://t.co/YVib6qaS8i pic.twitter.com/H72qyRaE3H
With the help of an anonymous elf and Brother Gary Moses, we got the “skinny” on Blue Santa’s holiday schedule. Blue Santa's first Toy Drive will be this Friday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Target, 7608 Northeast Zac Lentz Parkway. 🎁 🎅 pic.twitter.com/z2MouFrjtE— Victoria Police Dept (@VictoriaPDtx) November 15, 2021
The first Blue Santa Toy Drive is TOMORROW, November 19th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Target Store Victoria! Donations are needed and will be distributed to children of the Crossroads area. 🎁 👮 🎄 pic.twitter.com/3oIAlUeU4q— Victoria Police Dept (@VictoriaPDtx) November 18, 2021
Round Rock Operation Blue Santa recipients receive a big box of gifts containing toys for kids up to 13 years old and an H-E-B gift card. We also deliver gifts and gift cards to senior citizens. For more info on how to apply for assistance, visit https://t.co/TbBopcc5g5 pic.twitter.com/KX5QXQCpSP— Round Rock Police (@roundrockpolice) November 21, 2021