Christmas time is meant for children. Boerne people and organizations love to help bless the underserved children in Kendall County with toys and gifts for Christmas. With an attitude of gratitude it feels right to help out those in need … to share abundance so that all children may enjoy the holidays and look to a brighter future.
The Hill Country Family Services works with the Kendall County Sheriff’s department in collecting toys for the Blue Santa project. Because of COVID, they are unable to host a party this year. Instead, there will be a Winter Wonderland drive-through in the Sheriff’s parking lot in December … complete with lights, music, pizza, cookies and a dressed-up K9 officer! Santa will “deliver” gifts to the trunks of cars with at least 500 families participating. Staci Almager, CEO of HCFS stated, “Drop off new, unwrapped toys at the sheriff’s office at 6 Staudt St. in Boerne; at the Kendall County Elections Office, 2210 Fawn Valley; at Black Rifle Coffee, 101 South Main St.; and at Access Storage, 105 Shooting Club Road.”
The Blue Santa program accepts applications until December 7 to be included to receive toys for Christmas. Toys can be dropped off at the venues above or Boerne Police Department, Apache Rifleworks/Comfort, Hauptstrasse Barber Shop and Boerne Dodge Chyrsler Jeep Ram. The deadline for toy drop-off is December 7.
Boerne ISD and Blue Santa are also teaming up and are planning a fun event on December 4 at the BISD Central Office.
The Fair Oaks Ranch Police Department is collecting toys for children. Check their website for more information.
St. Helena's Episcopal Church coordinates the Salvation Army Angel Tree project each Christmas. Children in BISD's free lunch program are eligible for their names to be placed on a paper angel and then decorated on trees at BISD campuses and other locations throughout Boerne. Donors of gifts have a December 5 deadline for delivering the gifts to be placed under the trees.