In 1976, the Blue Santa Program was created to help bring holiday happiness to families and children throughout San Antonio. Blue Santa is all about bringing hope and joy to families that struggle to make ends meet during the toughest times of the year, the holidays.
Police officers are in a unique position to see the struggles families endure throughout the year. We assist thousands of families in our city by partnering with local businesses, organizations and volunteers to collect food, clothes, toys and monetary donations. A simple gift can change a life, and Blue Santa is our way of saying, “we care.” During the month of December, San Antonio police officers, volunteers, and Blue Santa, work very hard to deliver all the needed items to these underprivileged children and their families.
Through events such as SAPOA’s Sporting Clay Shoot and the Blue Santa Golf Tournament we promote the Blue Santa program throughout the year. The funds donated help to provide for the more than 10,000 children in our community who have received gifts since 2015.
These amazing Blue Cares programs and projects are not possible without the generous support of people like you. As a supporter of Blue Cares, we would be proud to count you alongside San Antonio’s finest who are doing their part for the most vulnerable in our community. By donating or volunteering, you will be helping support the children and families in our community most in need of our help.