How it all started.

The Blue Santa Program was organized in 2011 by the men and women of the Lawrence, Kansas Police Department to provide toys and food for those who are less fortunate, living within the city limits of Lawrence, Kansas. Each year the Blue Santa Program provides every child in the family under the age of 17 with three wrapped gifts.  The family also receives items for their holiday meal to include a gift card from a local grocery store and a ham. Lawrence Police Department personnel will deliver the wrapped gifts and food items to the children and their families the week before Christmas.

How many children and families has the Blue Santa Program assisted?

Year # of Families # of Children Cost of Grocery Store Gift Cards Total # of Gifts Provided
2011 82 210 $2,050 630
2012 191 465 $4,775 1,395
2013 186 426 $4,650 1,278
2014 178 401 $5,125 1,203
2015 199 499 $7,653 1,497
2016  199 496  $4,975  1,488
2017 223 584 $6,125 1,752
2018 209 475 $5,225 1,425
2019 209 496 $5,225 1,488
2020 322 758 $8,050 5,306
Total 1,576 3,730 $53,853 17,462

Lawrence Police Blue Santa provides financial support to Toys for Tots and other Lawrence based children's non-profits.

Contact Details

Lawrence Blue Santa
5100 Overland Drive
Lawrence, KS 66049

Facebook Page: Blue Santa
Website: www.lawrencebluesanta.org