By Annie Dockery, The Belton Journal
The Belton Police Department proudly announces the first annual SILVER SANTA Program. This year, the program will benefit the elderly participants currently in our RU OK? Program. The program is seeking donations to provide every RU OK? participant a gift basket for Christmas.
Paul Romer, CPC Public Information Officer of the Belton Police Department said, “It was a natural extension of the RU OK? Program.”
The Belton Wal-Mart has partnered with the Belton Police Department and made it easy to purchase a pre-packaged gift bag located next to the Silver Santa tree at both entrances of the store.
Denise Gonzalez, Store manager of Belton Walmart said, “We love partnering with the Belton Police Department and being an outlet for them to help the community. It’s important at Christmas that everyone in the community has something to open and that is what the Silver Santa Program is all about.”
The pre-packaged bags can be dropped off at one of the convenient Silver Santa boxes. Donation boxes can be found at the Belton Police Station, 711 E. 2nd Avenue and the Belton Police Sub Station (at HEB).
The RU OK? Program is made up of volunteers who have been thru the Belton Citizens Police Academy.
Items still needed are new lap blankets, new, socks, new hats, new gloves, hand sanitizer, Kleenex, chapstick/lip balm, puzzles/word books, compact mirrors, large print playing cards, blank journals, small flashlights, lotion, jar openers, thermal care pads and band aids.
All support is appreciated. Information about the Silver Santa Program will be updated on the Belton Police Department Facebook page.