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Grand Prairie Police Department - Santa Cop | Grand Prairie Fire Department - Santa Spot
The Grand Prairie Santa Cop and Santa Spot programs collect unwrapped toys and non-perishable foods for Grand Prairie families in need during the holiday season. In 2012, Santa Cop and Santa Spot served 443 families and three Hispanic church youth programs in Grand Prairie, which included a total of 1,402 children. This was one of the largest donation years in the program's 28-year history.
Volunteers helped with stocking toys, packing toy and food boxes, cleaning and organizing, labeling delivery boxes, and distributing those boxes on delivery night. More than 1,000 volunteer hours were donated over the 2012 holiday season (approximately 15 days). A big thanks goes out to all of our wonderful volunteers!
Once the 2013 holiday season hits, we will once again be asking for donations at the following locations:
- Grand Prairie Fire Stations
- Public Safety Building, 1525 Arkansas Lane
- City Hall, 317 College St.
- Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.
- Warmack Branch Library, 760 Bardin Rd.
- The Summit, 2975 Esplanade
- Grand Prairie Credit Union, 209 N. Center St.
Santa Cop Gift needs include:
- hair dryers, curling irons, flat irons, makeup and jewelry for girls ages 12 to 16.
- Wallets, hand-held games, Mp3 and CD players and other gifts for boys ages 12-16 are also needed.
- (Please, no clothing donations.)
Santa Spot needs include:
- non-perishable food items
To make a cash donation or to volunteer to help pack boxes, contact Grand Prairie Police Officer Mark Calvert at 214-650-3385.
Families in need of assistance must be nominated by police, fire, city employees or school district counselors who have knowledge of family needs. If you know of a family that needs Santa Cop’s help, please notify any police officer, firefighter or city of Grand Prairie employee.
If you know of a family that needs Santa Cop's help, please notify any police officer, firefighter or City of Grand Prairie employee who can nominate applicants. We are limited to the number of families that we can assist but limited only due to the amount of donations received.
For more information on Santa Cop, call 972-639-4849, leave a message and one of the “elves” will call you back. All donations are tax deductible as Santa Cop is a IRS registered charitable organization.
c\o Grand Prairie Police Department
1525 Arkansas Lane Grand Prairie, Texas 75052