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Welcome to Blue Santa

a non-profit organization

As night fell on Christmas Eve 1976, San Antonio police officer, Tom Preston and a few of his fellow officers began what would become another warm tradition of giving in our city. Preston knew of several families who could not afford toys under their tree. That is, if they had a tree at all. With their own money, they purchased and distributed toys to underprivileged boys and girls who would not soon forget the day a police officer became their personal Santa.

A few years later, as the project drew the interest of more and more officers, someone suggested that Preston dress up as Santa himself. A navy outfit was tailored and San Antonio’s Blue Santa was born.

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When you donate money we are able to purchase toys at wholesale price, which gives us the opportunity to be able to give to more children in need. Any and all donations are appreciated.


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Our Impact in 2023

Thank you San Antonio for a successful year!


Families helped


Children helped