AUSTIN -- The Austin Police Department's Operation Blue Santa program, which delivers packages to families and children in the community, needs volunteers to join in the fun.
Starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, volunteers can pick up packages at the Blue Santa headquarters (4101 South Industrial Drive, Suite 260) and deliver them to families in need.
Remote volunteers can also pick up packages at 8 a.m. here:
- Central East Substation: 812 Springdale Road, Austin, TX 78702
- Jaime Padron North Substation: 12425 Lamplight Village Ave., Austin, TX 78758
- Clinton Hunter South Substation: 404 Ralph Ablanedo Dr., Austin, TX 7874
APD says regardless of the weather, the event will go on.
"There's a lot of needy out there," said Ken Creeks, Operation Blue Santa board president. "A lot of us take things for granted that, unfortunately, a lot of the people in our community do not enjoy. So, it's our way of sharing some of the joy of Christmas with them."
For more information on how to volunteer with Operation Blue Santa, go here.