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Reagan High School’s Student Council broke its own record for toy donations during their annual toy drive supporting San Antonio Police Department (SAPD).
The Reagan High School Student Council began accepting toy donations on Dec. 1. These toys were donated to the Blue Santa program, through SAPD. Last year, the students collected and organized an estimated 6,000 gifts for needy children in San Antonio. Reagan is home to one of the largest pick-ups for SAPD.
The entire school made generous contributions totaling to thousands. These toys help brighten the holidays for less fortunate families in San Antonio. Council members spent weeks accepting the donations and organizing the toys. Some teachers even offered incentives to students who donated and school clubs counted it as community service.
Students worked with SAPD officers to collect toys from the office and load them up in the truck. The Reagan Drumline and Reagan Spirit groups got everyone in the spirit while welcoming Blue Santa to the campus.
SAPD will delivered the toys to nearly 12,000 children before Christmas as part of the Blue Santa Program. Blue Santa was started in 1976 to provide clothes, food, money and toys to families in our community. The donations are organized and sent to substations all over the city. SAPD Officers distribute them to families who need a little help providing over the holidays.