Grand Prairie Police Department's Santa Cop and Grand Prairie Fire Department's Santa Spot
Contact: 972-237-8882 | Email
Grand Prairie’s Santa Cop collects new, unwrapped toys, gifts and non-perishable foods for Grand Prairie families in need before the Christmas holiday season. Especially in need are gifts for teenagers.
Families needing assistance are nominated by Grand Prairie police officers, firefighters, city employees or Grand Prairie ISD counselors. Santa Cop does not accept families who are signed up for other similar programs. For volunteer information or to make a cash donation call 972-237-8882.
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.
- (Please no clothing donations)
Santa Spot needs include:
- non-perishable food items
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
2012 Santa Cop Success Story
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!