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Blue Santa Project gives Christmas gifts to families in need

AMARILLO, TX - APD and the Stand for Leo's group hosted their first ever Blue Santa project and delivery Saturday.

Blue Santa himself greeted families in the lobby of the APD building, and then went to deliver gifts to five local families.

The families were referred to the group by police officers who work the field and recognized a need in the course of their regular duties. Kids were given toys and adults received coats.

Robbie Rodriguez and his family benefited from the project.

He broke down in tears he was so grateful for the help.

"I didn't want to have to make a false promise to [my kids]. You know, like tell them I'm getting this and that, and end up not getting it. It's a blessing. That's the only word I can sum it up to. And the looks and smiles on their faces is enough for me."

Stand for Leo's plans to make Blue Santa an annual event.

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