Several Corpus Christi Police Officers were very generous with their time and money this holiday season.
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, Corpus Christi Police Officers along with several other area law enforcement agencies participated in the “Shop with a Cop” program. In all, 627 children from Corpus Christi, Robstown, Kingsville, Gregory, Portland and Aransas Pass went to area Wal Mart Stores and were given money to shop with law enforcement officers.
This was the 18th Christmas that Shop with a Cop made a child’s Christmas a little better.
Corpus Christi Police Directed Patrol Officers and Code Enforcement Officers raised money to purchase toys for the kids of the Life Skills Class at Tuloso Midway High School.
Just before school was dismissed for Christmas, the Officers escorted “Santa” with full lights and sirens to the school and into the classroom to bring Christmas to the kids.
As Christmas neared, Officers didn’t stop the giving. Members of the Corpus Christi Police Officers Association delivered gifts to over 600 kids.
The “Blue Santa” was flown into the city by the United States Coast Guard. He was then escorted to the Boys and Girls Club where he delivered gifts to several children. Once everyone there had a present, Blue Santa went to deliver toys at the La Armada Housing Authority on Ayers Street. Blue Santa wasn’t done and then went to the Treyway Terrace Apartments, located in the 2000 block of Treyway Lane, to make Christmas a little brighter there.
On Christmas Eve, Officers were still hard at work doing good deeds.
From the HEB located at Robert Street and South Alameda Street, the Police Officers Christmas Angels group set off to deliver baskets full of ingredients for a Christmas meal. Officers helped distribute 125 food baskets throughout the city to families who may otherwise not have had a Christmas meal.