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November 28, 2016


Criminal Justice students to assist with Blue Santa


The Cowley College Criminal Justice students will sponsor a drive to assist Blue Santa between now and December 9, 2016.

Operation Blue Santa is a program run by the Winfield Police Department that collects items for families-in-need and then uses officers and citizen volunteers to distribute them to the families prior to Christmas.

This 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. Last year the program was able to assist 44 area children have a happy holiday. Second, it helps promote positive community relations between law enforcement and the community.   

Criminal Justice students will be seeking the following items: 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, donations can be given directly to any Criminal Justice student and they will bring it to Ireland Hall. 

Donations need to be in prior to 4 p.m. on Friday December 9, 2016. Questions about the program or donations please call Instructor Frank Owens at 620-441-5285.