CPAT presents check for Blue Santa Program

The Citizens Police Academy of Temple Alumni Association recently presented the Temple Police Department with a check worth more than $12,000 to benefit the department’s Blue Santa Program.

The funds were raised during the 2nd Annual Blue Santa Golf Tournament in July.

The Blue Santa program provides gifts for hundreds of Temple children each year. The program is made possible through generous donations and hundreds of volunteer hours.

In 2020, volunteers wrapped 3,245 gifts that were distributed to 649 kids. Since in began in 2012, the program has helped more than 850 families and 2,400 children.

 Applicants are required to live in Temple and provide proof of residence and age verification. The program is open to children age 14 and under.

Donations are accepted year-round. For more information or to find out where to donate, contact the program coordinator at 254-298-5553.

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