Numerous toys, 80 bicycles, and $16,211 were collected in the two-day “Blue Santa” Toy Drive, sponsored by local business and industry, charitable organizations, law enforcement and media. Volunteers accepted toys and donations from drive-ups while others cooked and served BBQ sack lunches and street tacos on Lowe’s parking lot December 3rd and4th.
Donations can also be made Monday night Dec 14th during the Lions Club Christmas Parade, starting at 7pm from Buford Park down Connally Street to Celebration Plaza to Church Street to Houston Street to Prim Stadium Parking, you may bring unwrapped toys and find a place alongside the parade route. You can hand these off to first responders walking in the parade who will place them on the Blue Santa float. It is estimated that 5,000 to 6,000 toys will be needed for this Christmas season’s local needs.