The Carbon Valley police departments, the American Legion, local businesses and individual citizens have successfully made Christmas wishes come true for many less advantaged children in Frederick, Firestone, Dacono and Weld County children attending tri-town schools.
The Santa Cops program has brought many smiles to many children since its induction in 1997. It is a unique program in the way that we ask the local schools, churches, and friends or family to notify their local Police Department of a family that is in need of help during the holiday season. Each referral form requests specific gift ideas for each child. The Santa Cops volunteers then shop for each child making their gifts personalized and as special as possible. The rapid growth in Dacono and the surrounding areas has led to increasing numbers of children that need sponsors each year.
Typically, the Carbon Valley police agencies begin accepting Santa Cops referrals for children in early November. Additionally, all area schools have referral forms available in the office.
Cash donations and donations of new, unwrapped toys are welcome. Contact Lyndsey Steele at the Dacono Police Department to best determine current needs.