AUSTIN (KXAN) – Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo and Austin Fire Chief Rhoda May Kerr participated in a shopping spree Friday morning to benefit a great cause. The gifts they collected will be auctioned off later to raise money for APD’s Blue Santa program.
Blue Santa provides families in need with a full holiday meal and gifts for each child under 14. This year they are serving over 3,800 families in the Austin area..
Chief Acevedo says Blue Santa is accepting holiday gift donations at any Austin fire station until Saturday December 20. That’s when the gifts will be delivered to the families who need them.