Austin Police Operation Blue Santa is a 501(c)(3) – non-profit, community based
corporation, organized by the Austin Police Department, with
support from the Austin Fire
Austin Energy, Austin Water Utilities and Texas National Guard. Each year we provide each family we serve with a full
holiday meal and wrapped Christmas gifts for each child under age 14.
Our service to citizens of Austin began back in 1972 serving about 20
families, this year we served over 6,500 families. This is
only possible because of the goodwill and big hearts of Austin’s
citizens, businesses, and civic groups that support us each year.
Thank you Austin for another great Blue Santa Holiday Season!
Also a big thanks to our sponsors for making it all possible.
See our list of this year's sponsors here.
We take DONATIONS online year round, click here for more information.
Austin Police Operation "Blue Santa" in Austin, Texas, was
named one of the 11 Best Santa's in the U.S. by TIME
Magazine! Turns out you don’t have to wear red to portray
Santa Claus. As the official “Blue Santa” representing
Austin Police Operation Blue Santa, a non-profit outreach program run by
the Austin Police Department, the Austin Fire Department,
Austin Energy, Austin Water Utilities, and the Texas National Guard, Guy Benson, 58, delivers toys
and meals to needy families’ homes while wearing a blue suit
and the same boots that police officers wear.
Austin Police Operation Blue Santa, Austin, Texas Message from APD Chief Art Acevedo and see a montage of Blue Santa Photos going back to the 70's. Music by the Doc Pointer Bank.
We also accept checks and you can mail donations to: Austin Operation Blue Santa, P.O. Box 689001, Austin, Tx 78768-9001
You can also stop by the Austin Police Operation Blue Santa Warehouse to drop off your donation, YEAR ROUND, at our location at 4101 South Industrial Drive, Suite 260, Austin, Texas 78744.