It has been said, "No one calls 911 to tell police that all is well with their lives." In the course of a police officers’ routine work we often encounter children in circumstances and environments that are heartbreaking. Many of the children that police interact with only know Christmas as nothing more than a school holiday. Many of these kids are in single parent homes or family environments that are unstable. Many families must choose between gifts and basic utility needs, leaving little resources for presents at Christmas time. Regardless of the whys, all children deserve presents at Christmas.
Who gets help?
Longview police officers will recommend assistance to families at Christmas as we meet these children in schools, recreation centers, parks, and neighborhoods throughout the year. Officers may also receive recommendations from outside sources, such as churches, school counselors, and social workers, as well.
How you can help?
We need your tax deductible monetary assistance. This might be cash, check, gift cards, or other in-kind contributions that we can turn into a tangible gift for a child, or a new, unwrapped toy. It is the goal of the Blue Santa Committee to average three toys per child. Checks can be made out to Blue Santa Fund/COP. All Blue Santa donations can be dropped off at the Longview Police Department.