San Marcos Police Department Blue Santa 2022 Donations
The San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) is asking the public for financial donations for this year’s SMPD Blue Santa Program due to price increases and global supply chain issues which may cause toy shortages.
Each year, SMPD collects donations and coordinates volunteers in order to present toys to over 350 families, which includes between 1,000 and 1,500 children, in the San Marcos area for the holidays. Additionally, SMPD also assists gift-giving efforts for organizations including the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), the Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Family and Child Protective Services, the Children’s and Women’s Shelters, Centro Cultural Center kids program and the Southside Community Center. The SMPD Blue Santa Program is the largest holiday toy giveaway in San Marcos each year.
“We expect that providing gifts for children will be a greater challenge for many families this year,” said Laray Taylor, SMPD Corporal and the organizer of the SMPD Blue Santa Program. “We hope our community sees this as a way to come together during the Christmas season to show that every child in San Marcos deserves a visit from Santa.”
Unlike previous years, toy donations cannot be accepted, but the public can still help by making a financial contribution. Donations will be accepted at the police department or by check, which can be made out to SMCPA - Blue Santa and mailed to:
The San Marcos Police Department
2300 S. IH-35
San Marcos, TX 78666
Attn: Blue Santa
All donated funds will be used to purchase toys.