The mission of the Austin Police Operation Blue Santa is to provide toys and food for families in need during the Holiday Season.  We achieve this goal with the goodwill and support of Austin residents, businesses, and civic groups.  Through generous contributions, we provide families with a full holiday meal and toys for each child up to the age of 14.  Packages are delivered to the family by our volunteers – Santa’s Helpers.

Austin Police Operation Blue Santa is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based corporation, governed by a board of directors and staffed by volunteers and employees of the Austin Police Department.  Support is provided by the Austin Police Department, Austin Fire Department, Austin Energy, Austin Water Utilities and the Texas National Guard, area businesses, organizations, and the Central Texas community.

Come Join Us!  Austin Police Operation Blue Santa opens its doors to welcome volunteers each year beginning the first week after Thanksgiving.  Individuals who wish to help sort and package gifts may drop in at their convenience during the hours of operation listed on the web-site (www.bluesanta.org).  Groups of 8 or more are also welcome and are asked to reserve a time slot in advance.

All deliveries this year will be made on Saturday, December 19th.  On that day volunteers begin lining up in their vehicles at 8:00 a.m. to pick up packages to be delivered to their designated families who anxiously await their arrival.