Operation Blue Santa, a program ran by the Austin Police Department which supplies the children who are less fortunate in the Austin area with Christmas gifts makes a return in 2015 for the 27th year.
The city is treated to a parade with the Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade that helps to benefit the Operation Blue Santa Program. The trucks and floats of the parade will move along the Congress Ave with stops during the parade that will allow for children and parents to make donations to the trucks. There are more than 50,000 people in attendance who come each and every year to help children in need.
The holiday season is greeted with kids in need who are made happy by the locals as well as with a meal that will feed the whole family. Operation Blue Santa is known to help more than 25,000 kids each year and will accept donations year round. There is no set specific time frame where people need to drop off toys or donations. The program helps all those family out while running solely off the donations of the people.
The US Money Reserve is simply one of the largest distributors of the world for gold and silver. This year, the US Money Reserve is asking for the people who work for them, the clients they work with, the friends of the team members and family of the team members to donate to the Austin community in order to help out those children who are less fortunate.
The US Money Reserve will help the Austin Police Department to provide gifts for the children who are under age 14 with gifts that are wrapped and a meal. When the organization first started back in 1972, they began by only servicing 20 families and has grown incredibly since.
Starting at 8 am on Saturday December 19th, volunteers are asked to show up without registration to help load toys up and deliver as many toys as you can. When you are done delivering toys, the volunteers are greeted with a free BBQ meal to show appreciation for the help they did making sure each child is given toys during the holiday season.