Blue Santa Philosophy
All children deserve to smile on Christmas day. Christmas is one time during the year where the focus is on giving, with emphasis on the excitement in the child's eye as he or she unwraps a present that is just for them. Why Blue Santa?
In the course of a police officers' 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?
West Columbia police officers will recommend assistance to families at Christmas as we meet these children in schools, parks, and neighborhoods throughout the year. Officers may also receive recommendations from outside sources, such as churches, school counselors, and social workers, as well. Parents can apply for assistance at the Police Department.
Would you like to help?
We need your 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, even a new unwrapped toy. It is the goal of the Blue Santa Program to help as many children as possible.
Blue Santa Information
Applications for assistance can be picked up and turned back into the West Columbia Police Department - Dispatch which is located at 310 E Clay, West Columbia Texas 77486 or you may print an application by clicking Blue Santa Application (PDF)
Application Deadline is December 15 at 5:00 pm.
To qualify for assistance:
- You MUST live in the City limits of West Columbia.
- The Children must live with you.
- You will need to be able to prove a financial need for assistance.
- You must agree to an in-home interview from a member of The West Columbia Police Department to evaluate and identify needs.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact West Columbia Police Department at 979-345-5121