Donations of money, grocery store gift cars and new unwrapped gifts are being accepted through Dec. 16 for the Bartonville Police Department’s 2nd Annual Blue Santa Program.
Bartonville police work with the Argyle Community Civic League to identify children of families who need help during the holidays. A total of nine families with 27 children between the ages of 3 to 18 have been identified.
Last year, the Blue Santa program collected more than $800 in gift cards along with numerous gifts.
A “Blue Santa” giving tree is located inside Bartonville Town Hall, 1941 E. Jeter Road, with wish tags for each of the 27 children.
Residents can stop by between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to select tags or drop off gifts. Additional items needed include warm blankets, gloves, hats and grocery cards, particularly as the children are on free lunch programs and may not eat as well at home when school is out, according to town officials.
Donations may dropped off at town hall as well as Savory Bistro and the 7-Eleven, both of which are located in the Bartonville Town Center at 2650 FM 407.
Monetary donations and gift cards can be taken to the Bartonville Police Department through Dec. 15.
For additional information, contact the Bartonville Police Department at 817-693-5287 or town hall at 817-693-5280.