Rescue Elves and Blue Santa: Helping Local Kids

Temple Fire & Rescue is accepting donations for its annual Rescue Elves Program. This year the fire department has received an overwhelming amount of need in the community and has extended their donation deadline to Dec. 8.

Citizens can donate new, unwrapped toys or money to any Temple Fire Station. The department has created a Venmo account with the username @TPFF-Local-846. They will also collect gifts outside Walmart on W. Adams this Tuesday; look for the giant boot. Check are  payable to Temple Fire & Rescue with Rescue Elves and can be mailed to Central Fire Station, 210 North 3rd St. If you are interested in sponsoring a child, please contact Susan Randles at 417-540-4586 or Leandra Scottini at 254-298-5682.
The Temple Police Department is also accepting donations for its annual Blue Santa Program, which provides Christmas gifts to Temple children.  You  can donate money or new, unwrapped toys to the following collection sites:
Temple Police Department, 209 E Avenue A
Majestic Hair & Nail Salon, 1904 W Ave M
Bella Blue Cafe, 1323 S 57th St.
Integrity Rehab Physical Therapy, 288 Green Hollow Dr # 101