Our local Blue Santa is gearing up to give gifts to hundreds of local children in Lufkin. This little-known department tradition has been going on for years. Just like the rest of the Lufkin Police Department, this has been organized very professionally and runs like a well-oiled machine.

Blue Santa works through the Lufkin Police Department's very own non-profit, LPD Cares. They have had a great response over the years with lots of donations from corporate sponsors. This year sponsorships have declined. If you or your business would like to donate or adopt an entire family contact the Lufkin Police Department.

They partner with Lufkin ISD to identify kids who would otherwise not get anything for Christmas. This is a great thing that they are doing. Law enforcement and their desire to serve the community, goes way beyond their duty. They are working for more than a paycheck, and they really do care. There is no other explanation for the things that they do for our community, especially after the things that they have seen...or perhaps because of them.