Shopping Spree benefits Blue Santa

APD and AFD chiefs have shopping spree to benefit Blue Santa

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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