As in years past, the Dallas Police Department is gearing up for it’s annual Santa Cops Delivery Day. Since 1984, the Dallas Police Department has provided assistance to member of the community by providing toys and food during the Christmas season. In that year, officers created and developed a program known as Santa Cops. The Santa Cops program was designed to assist members of the community who have been victims of crime and as a result of that act, they are unable to provide for their children during the holidays. The Santa Cops program has assisted over 10,000 families throughout the years and has been a topic of annual news reports in the Dallas Morning News, The Police News and local television station broadcasts. A Santa Cops request form is completed by members of the department who have identified a family in need. In recent years, they have also had several Health and Social organizations nominate families who have exhibited a need for help with Christmas for their children. The next step is the best part of the process; watching the children’s faces when the officers bring the toys to their home.
This year, delivery day will be on Saturday, December 21, 2013. Officers will begin delivering toys at 9am, including many toys donated by NDCC members who attended the Holiday Ho-Ho-Hoedown on December 12. The event was sponsored by BenefitMall, The UPS Store on Lemmon Avenue and Veritex Bank.
Contributors included A Perfec Temp, ASG Security, Caliber Voice & Data, Cantina Laredo Dallas-Royal Ln, Cindi’s N.Y. Deli & Bakery, Circle R Ranch, Cooper Hotel, Conference Center & Spa, Dallas Laser Dentistry – Mary Swift DDS, Dandelion Cheesecakes, Doubletree by Hilton Dallas-Campbell Centre, Ducky-Bob’s, The Exercise Coach, Fousie Wealth Management, Frontiers of Flight Museum, Globex America, Hilton Anatole Hotel, Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre, Holiday Inn Dallas Park Cities, Hooters of America, Integrated Focus, Jason’s Deli, Jos. A Bank, Lawry’s the Prime Rib, McAlister’s Deli, Beverly Miles, Wellness and Beauty, Neuhaus Cafe , Panera Bread Preston Forest, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Taco Cabana, TELOS Fitness Center, Tom Thumb Food & Pharmacy and The Westin Dallas Park Central.