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Port Lavaca PD Blue Santa Program Brings Christmas Joy

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For almost a decade, the Port Lavaca Police Department has been making Christmas a little more special for area kids in need.

The Port Lavaca Police Department is currently accepting applications for their Blue Santa program. This program gives toys to children in the area who are less fortunate.

The police department has certain requirements for applicants,

This year we are requiring proof of residency in the City of Port Lavaca. A utility or property tax bill will suffice for that. Also, must show a photo ID, and proof the child(dren) seeking assistance for resides with you. This can be birth certificate or something that shows child enrolled in school here like a report card. We will not be keeping copies of these items, we just need to see them.

-Port Lavaca Police Department

Lt. Eric Salles says this program helps almost 100 families in the area.

"The Blue Santa program is about helping the less fortunate families in need inside the City of Port Lavaca. It relies on the citizens to make donations, whether it be monetary donations or toy donations, that are distributed out to, like I said, the less fortunate families inside the city," said Salles.

The coast guard and fire department have been helping the police department every weekend, by accepting monetary and toy donations at Walmart.

Applications are due Friday, December 1st,  and you can pick one up at the police station.
Blue Santa will be delivering on Dec 19th.
If you have any questions, or know a family in need, contact Karen at 552-3788.
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