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Posted on: December 1, 2019

Optimist Gift Wrapping

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Come help the Optimist Club wrap Operation Blue Santa gifts on December 13, at Wheat Ridge City Hall, 4 – 6:30 p.m.

Operation Blue Santa collects toys and donations every year that are distributed by the Optimist Club and the Wheat Ridge Police Department during the holidays to families in need.

On Saturday, Nov. 30, the Wheat Ridge Police Department (WRPD), the Lakeside Police Department and the Wheat Ridge Optimist Club hosted Operation Blue Santa. If you missed the Operation Blue Santa donation drop-off, new toys and cash donations will also be accepted at the Wheat Ridge Police Department at 7500 W. 29th Ave. from November 25 – December 13, 2019.

Throughout the year, police officers are in contact with families who might need a little help during the holidays, especially those with young children and teens. The Optimist Club collects those names and addresses for gift delivery that takes place on Saturday, Dec. 14. Volunteers are encouraged to come out and members of the Optimist Club for gift wrapping at Wheat Ridge City Hall on Dec. 13 from 4 - 6:30 p.m.

“Operation Blue Santa is truly a wonderful way the police and the community come together for a great common cause,” stated Charley Ault, Optimist Club.

Blue Santa came to life a number of years ago when a custom Santa suit was created by a local seamstress using the dark blue color of traditional police uniforms. Annually, a member of the Wheat Ridge Police Department dons the suit, beard, hat and boots to serve as Santa for Operation Blue Santa.

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