The calendar still says March, but Baytown’s Blue Santa decided there was need for some Christmas cheer over the weekend.
Blue Santa is the annual Baytown Police Department program that delivers gifts to children who might otherwise not have much of a Christmas.
With kids confined to home because of the coronavirus restrictions, officers involved in Blue Santa decided this was a good time to deliver 250 gift bags made up of toys left from the most recent Christmas drive.
Blue Santa president Nathan Gallop said there was not a designated giveaway time that might draw a crowd.
“Baytown Blue Santa is making up ‘Bored in Baytown’ bags for local kids. Random officers will have these bags to pass out to kids who happen to be outside playing,” he said.
“The contents in the bags vary from things like board games, puzzles, coloring books and crayons, Home Depot wood building kits, books, toothbrushes and toothpaste, coupon for a free DQ mini Blizzard and other miscellaneous toy-type items.”