Blue Santa / Shop with a Cop

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Our Blue Santa or “Shop with a Cop” program continues to be a huge success and one that we look forward to each year. Our Blue Santa is unique in that we pair our officers with underprivileged children from the Buda community for a day of shopping at the local Walmart. Afterwards we all enjoy lunch together at Dan’s Hamburgers. This event would not be possible without the charitable donations from local citizens and businesses who give so generously so that these children can experience the joy of the Christmas holiday. A special “Thank You” goes out to the Buda Area Chamber of Commerce and the Buda Walmart; both are instrumental in fundraising for this event.

Due to the incredible support we have received from Buda businesses and citizenry, the Blue Santa program will have opportunities to assist local children throughout the year! We aim to do a Back to School Shop with a Cop event in the summer when we coordinate with our local elementary schools to assist those students needing school supplies for the new school year. We are also looking at expanding our program to include middle school students at Dahlstrom Middle School. All of this is made possible by the generosity of this awesome community!

 2021 Blue Santa Contributors 
 Walmart of Buda
 Johnny G's Barbershop
Tomas Rodriguez Liz Shelton
Buda Lions Club  Dan's Hamburgers
Danny Fitch Betty Colonna
 Anonymous Thomas and Gwendolyn Kirk
 Buda Lions Club  AJ Clark

Thank you to everyone who continues to support this program. We look forward to next year! If you or your business would like to contribute to the Operation Blue Santa/Shop with a Cop program or would like more information, please contact Community Affairs Officer Erdman at the Buda Police Department 512-523-1050, or email: