Ebby Halliday Companies employees and sales associates donated over 300 toys, 250 books and 33 bikes and helmets to the 2016 Santa Cops toy drive.
Santa Cops, created and developed by Dallas police officers, assists members of the community who have been victims of crime. Members of the department identify families in need and a selection committee determines whether each family meets the criteria of the program. Those that are selected, based on officers’ observations and comments, are prioritized by need.
The next step is the best part of the process: watching the children’s faces when officers bring toys to their home just before Christmas. The Santa Cops program has assisted over 10,000 families throughout the years.
PHOTO 1: Ebby President and CEO Mary Frances Burleson and Executive Vice President and Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko are shown among hundreds of items donated to the 2016 Santa Cops drive.
PHOTO 2: Dallas Police Officers Stephen Prince, Jim Leakey and Lance White load gifts donated to the Santa Cops program by members of the Ebby Halliday Companies.