Most of us might only think of Santa as an elf king who is dressed from head to toe in red and white, but the Lufkin Police Department will change all that with its Blue Santa program.

Every year the Blue Santa gets ready for his return to Lufkin with the goal of making Christmas extra special for children of families in need. Blue Santa works through the Lufkin Police Department's own non-profit, LPD Cares.

Like the rest of the Lufkin Police Department, this organization runs like a well-oiled machine. It's a LPD tradition that has been going on for years.

Help The Lufkin Police Department Blue Santa Project

Most of the officers have children of their own, and they see families in need every day. You would think that they just use their own information to find families to help, but they go even further.

They team up with a Lufkin Independent School District counselor to identify kids that would otherwise not get anything for Christmas. Using that data they provide gifts for over 50 children as the funding allows every year.

You can get involved to allow them to help even more families. Just $100 will cover one child for Christmas.

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If you or your business would like to adopt an entire family you can donate to the LPD Blue Santa Program with cash or checks payable to LPD Cares. You can drop them off or mail them to the police department at 300 E. Shepherd Ave Lufkin, Texas 75904 or Venmo @lpdcares.

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