Santa Cops Toy Drive Under Way


Santa Cops Toy Drive Under Way

At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to serve as a drop-off location for the 2017 Santa Cops toy drive. The drive continues through December 13.

 

In 1984, Dallas Police officers created and developed Santa Cops, a program designed to assist members of the community who have been victims of crime.

 

The Santa Cops program has assisted over 10,000 families throughout the years. In recent years, the program has been able to help more than 600 families annually.

  

The Santa Cops project typically delivers the fruits of its efforts on the Saturday before Christmas to the citizens of Dallas. The best part? Watching children’s faces when officers bring toys to their home.

 

Items needed:

*  new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages

*  new or lightly used books

*  diapers

*  new blankets, robes, slippers

 

Santa Cops often needs gifts for older kids. Suggested items:

*  sports items (basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, bean bag toss sets, etc.)

*  bath gift sets

*  arts & crafts items

*  board games

*  age-appropriate books

*  skateboards

*  bicycles

*  bicycle helmets

 

You’re encouraged to drop by the corporate office of Ebby Halliday Realtors at 4445 Sigma Road near the Galleria between the hours of 9 to 5, Monday through Friday, through December 13, to donate items to the 2017 Santa Cops toy drive. This simple act of kindness is sure to make your holiday season brighter!

Santa Cops Drive Assists Victims of Crime


Santa Cops Drive Assists Victims of Crime

 

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 Drive Assists Victims of Crime

 

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.

 

 

Santa Cops Toy Drive Under Way


 

 

 

Santa Cops Toy Drive Under Way

 

At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to serve as a drop-off location for the 2016 Santa Cops toy drive. The drives continues through December 12.

 

In 1984, Dallas Police officers created and developed Santa Cops, a program designed to assist members of the community who have been victims of crime.

 

The Santa Cops program has assisted over 10,000 families throughout the years. In recent years, the program has been able to help more than 600 families annually.

 

New for 2016 is the addition of Kate’s Books! Kate is an officer’s daughter who had the idea to include books along with toy deliveries. This year’s goal is to collect and donate 1,500 new or gently used books to less-fortunate families.

 

The Santa Cops project typically delivers the fruits of its efforts on the Saturday before Christmas to the citizens of Dallas. The best part? Watching children’s faces when officers bring toys to their home.

 

Items needed:

*  new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages

*  new or lightly used books (see katesbooks.org)

*  diapers

*  new blankets, robes, slippers

 

Santa Cops often needs gifts for older kids. Suggested items:

*  sports items (basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, bean bag toss sets, etc.)

*  bath gift sets

*  arts & crafts items

*  board games

*  age-appropriate books

*  skateboards

*  bicycles (Academy at 4045 N. Central Expressway in Plano is offering a package deal of $35 for both a bike and a helmet for any purchases made for Santa Cops)

*  bicycle helmets

 

You’re encouraged to drop by the corporate office of Ebby Halliday Realtors at 4445 Sigma Road near the Galleria between the hours of 9 to 5, Monday through Friday, to donate items to the 2016 Santa Cops toy drive. This simple act of kindness is sure to make your holiday season brighter!