|Posted on 11/17/2014 7:23:00 AM.|
(Seguin) -- Attention parents! Blue Santa is officially making his list for this year's holiday season. The program to help ensure that every child gets a gift under the Christmas tree is hosted each year by the Seguin Police Department.
DARE Officer Hope Vasquez says applications are now available for those who think they might need a little assistance from Blue Santa.
"This is for children up to the age of 12. We provide them with one gift -- approximately two gifts. One is more of a stocking stuffer and then an approximately $10 or higher gift for each member of the family that is up to the age of 12. For the new residents that live here in Seguin and feel that you are going to need assistance, come to one of our locations that we have. You'll need to bring a photo ID with you, a current photo ID and bring some kind of documentation that has your address -- no cable bill or cell phone bill but a school letter, Medicaid card, check stub, rent contract -- anything that has your name and address on it. If there is more than one family living in the household, one application will be sufficient enough for all the family members that are in the household," said Vasquez.
Vasquez says the program will only be accepting applications for a month. She says it's very important that families fill out the proper paperwork as soon as possible.
"Our deadline is Dec. 11 which is Thursday at 4 o'clock and that gives enough time to do our wrap up. Our last wrapping night is the (Dec.) 15th and then we start distributing our gifts on the 17th and 18th. There will be no delivery this year. We'll be at 1500 E. Court Suite 408 next to Bealls Department store. We'll be there distributing our gifts. That's when families can come and pick up their gifts. Again, they’ll need to bring in their current ID. It's very important that they do meet the deadline for our application because we do end our program by the 18th. So I can't stress it enough to please apply early. We do about a month of this process and there's different agencies that are open on the weekends or late at night like the sheriff's office. You can go an apply there 24 hours. So if you are working during the nighttime or daytime, you can go to any of these locations to apply," said Vasquez.
Applications are available at various locations including the Seguin Police Department, the Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office, the Seguin ISD Central Office and at the Seguin Housing Authority.
|Blue Santa, Seguin Police Department, DARE|