WHAT IS SANTA COPS?
The Santa Cops program is a partnership between the Bedford Police Department and Christmas Providers, an HEB non-profit organization. Christmas Providers helps to fulfill the Christmas wishes of families in the HEB area affected by unfortunate circumstances. Bedford Police Department Officers, civilian staff, and the Bedford Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will deliver new, unopened gifts to Bedford area children that might have otherwise not received gifts for Christmas.
HOW YOU CAN HELP SANTA COPS- 2020 UPDATE
We are very excited to start our 2020 Santa Cops program!
Because of the challenging times this year, the Bedford Police Department will be creating a dedicated Amazon WishList for our Santa Cop kids. Gifts will be delivered to the Police Department to be wrapped and delivered to the families before Christmas. Each family will also receive a holiday meal and non-perishable canned goods in addition to the Christmas gifts.
To view the Amazon WishList, please follow this link.
The children in the Santa Cops program are provided to the Bedford Police Department by Christmas Providers and must attend HEB or Birdville ISD.
ABOUT CHRISTMAS PROVIDERS
Christmas Providers is a non-profit organization that uses an adopt-a-family approach to assist families by providing Christmas. They have served the HEB community for over 35 years. Christmas Providers work closely with the HEB ISD and Birdville ISD school counselors to ensure that the neediest families are offered help.
OTHER WAYS TO DONATE:
1. Monetary donations will be accepted at the Bedford Police Department Front Lobby (2121 L. Don Dodson Dr. Bedford, TX 76021), during normal business hours (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) until Friday, December 4, 2020
Cash and check donations will be used to purchase a holiday meal and any unpurchased gifts.
2. Donate directly to Christmas Providers: https://christmasproviders.org/
If your family, business, company, organization, or faith-based group is interested in helping to support a family experiencing difficult times during the holidays, please contact:
· Amanda Freeman at 817-952-2479 or email Amanda.Freeman@bedfordtx.gov
· Samantha Burriesci at 817-952-2497or email Samantha.Burriesci@bedfordtx.gov
Santa Cops would not happen without the people and businesses of this great community! Thank you for helping make an impact and uplifting families during this season.
2019 SANTA COPS
Santa Cops donors have outdone themselves during the 2019 holiday season! Bedford residents and organizations provided peace of mind for 17 families and brought joy and laughter to 33 children.
A special thank you to all the donors who generously reached out to help others have a Happy Holiday!