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November 20, 2012

Criminal Justice students to assist with Blue Santa


Students in Cowley College’s criminal justice program will be sponsoring a drive to assist Blue Santa between now and December 14, 2012. Operation Blue Santa is a program run by law enforcement that collects items for families-in-need and then uses officers and citizen volunteers to distribute them to the families prior to Christmas.

The Blue Santa program helps the community in two ways. First and most importantly, it helps provide much needed items to families in need and assists children that may not have much for Christmas. Second, it helps promote positive community relations between law enforcement and the community.    Criminal Justice Students will be seeking the following items: Any type of non-food household item that families in need could use. Ideas include, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, paper towels, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. They will also be seeking unopened toys for either boys or girls, gift cards to local establishments, or monetary donations.

There are two ways to contribute to Blue Santa. First, donations can be brought to the collection point at Ireland Hall between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. any day that classes are in session. Second, any donation can be given directly to any criminal justice student and they will bring it to Ireland Hall.

Donations need to be in prior to 10 am on Friday December 14. For more information about the program or donations please call criminal justice Instructor Frank Owens at 620-441-5285.