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Posted on: November 4, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Santa Cops

Santa Cops

The Grapevine Police Santa Cops program was started in 1995 by now retired Officer Margie Salame. Santa Cops delivers donated toys to economically disadvantaged children in the community. Through this program, Christmas wishes are fulfilled to over 800 area children each year. 
 
Santa Cops is funded entirely by local donations. It is organized and implemented by Grapevine Police Officers,  Grapevine Community Outreach Center employees and community volunteers. Santa Cops would be non-existent without the extreme generosity of the people of this great community!

Santa Cops applications will remain open for families until Friday, December 8, 2023. Gifts are available for children ages 3 to 17. All applications are done in person at the Grapevine Community Outreach Center. Please contact the outreach center for sign-up times and appointments at: 817.421.2192.

A Santa Cops Drive-Thru donation drive will occur on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in the front parking lot of the Grapevine Public Safety Building, 1007 Ira E. Woods Avenue. The Grinch and Santa will be there to greet children, while officers and volunteers will offer some small treats for families.

How can you help Santa Cops? 

Santa Cops accepts toy donations starting in November. Monetary donations will be accepted during regular business hours at the Grapevine Public Safety Building. Toy drop-off locations will be at:

  • Grapevine Public Safety Building
  • City Hall
  • The REC
  • Persimmons

How else can you help Santa Cops?
 

Anyone wishing to volunteer to wrap toys can register to assist on scheduled wrapping nights, held in December. 2023 wrapping nights will take from 5-8pm place over two evenings. A third wrapping night will only occur if needed. The following nights are scheduled for wrapping:

  • Tuesday, December 5
  • Tuesday, December 12
  • Thursday, December 14 (Only if needed)
Wrapping will take place at our Toy Shoppe, located at 1217 SH-114, Suite 100 in Grapevine (near the Target Shopping Center.) Sign-up for wrapping nights is now OPEN, but you must register in advance:
Https://grapevine.mccicloud.io/forms/santacopsvolunteer2023

For additional information, please contact Community Outreach Center Manager Haydee Young: 817.421.2192 or hhall@grapevinetexas.gov.

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