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December 2, 2013

Criminal justice students to assist with Blue Santa


Students in Cowley College’s criminal justice program will sponsor a drive to assist Blue Santa between now and December 14, 2013.  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 in search of the following items: Unopened toys for either boys or girls; gift cards to local establishments; and 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 a criminal justice student and they will bring it to Ireland Hall.

Donations need to be in prior to 10 a.m. on Friday, December 14. For more information about the program or donations please contact criminal justice instructor Frank Owens at 620-441-5285.