The Austin Police Department's Operation Blue Santa needs your help.
It hands out toys and a holiday meal to more than 3,500 needy families. That includes 15,000 children. Operation Blue Santa is also serving 6,000 families that the Austin Christmas Bureau had traditionally helped.
You can help in many ways. Buy a new, unwrapped toy and bring it by more than 100 locations around town. Here is a list of recommended toys. Or donate money at any Wells Fargo location in the Austin area. The account is 2012 Christmas Bureau fund in care of Operation Blue Santa. Delivery day is Dec. 15.
Operation Blue Santa received thousands of toys at this year's Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade.
At the end of the parade, children poured into Congress Avenue to donation their toys. KEYE TV was proud to once again to broadcast the parade. (It was made possible in part by Insurance Network of Texas. )
The Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade is sponsored by Chuy's, KLBJ 590 AM and 99.7 FM, KGSR 93.3, BOB FM 103.5, La Z 107.1, Parkway Construction & Associates, Dykes Restaurant Supply, Labatt Food Service and Coca Cola.