Children in Uvalde County benefitted from more than 1,200 Christmas gifts generated from separate efforts launched by the Uvalde Police Department and Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office.
The Uvalde Police Officers’ Association, which comprises the Uvalde Police Department employees and their families, organized the annual Operation Blue Santa toy drive; and the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office, with the U.S Marshals, U.S Border Patrol and Sabinal Police Department, organized the Santa Patrol toy drive.
Each event was geared toward supplying toys for children in need.
The Uvalde Police Department collected 700 toys for Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District students 14 years old or younger. Toys were distributed Dec. 21 at the Willie De Leon Civic Center.
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