Blue Santa Program
Our goal is to provide in-need children and families the magic and joy of the Christmas season. We partner with Target to host our annual "Shop with a Cop / Firefighter" event. This program is organized by your League City Police Officers and League City Volunteer Firefighters with assistance from other city departments, area businesses, civic groups, local schools, and community members.
On the day of the event, children pair up with League City Police Officers and Firefighters to shop for toys, clothing, or other personal items of their choice. In addition, the families are given grocery gift cards and referred to other services depending on their needs: employment services, Crime Victims Advocates, and legal services. During the interview, officers are able to observe the family environment to better assess their needs. Officers then work with local businesses and private donors to help with vehicle issues, obtaining furniture, bedding, or other essentials needs.
How the Families are Chosen
Existing community partners assist us in the identification of children in need. The need is not solely financial. Families facing a crisis or extreme circumstances are also included in this program. Families are nominated, there is no registration. All children selected live in League City and/or attend a League City school. The families are interviewed at their homes to determine the scope of their needs. On the day of the event, children pair up with League City Police Officers and Firefighters to shop for toys, clothing, or other personal items of their choice.
How to Help
This program is run solely on monetary donations. We do not accept toys, clothing, or stuffed animals. The amount of funding received determines the number of children sponsored. We accept donations year-round of Target gift cards, Visa gift cards, cash, or checks made out to "League City Community Outreach". If you would like to make a monetary donation, it can be mailed or dropped off at the police department:
League City Police Department
Attn: Blue Santa Program
555 W Walker Street
League City, TX 77573
Be a part of the Blue Santa Program, your generosity directly impacts children in our community.