At 10 a.m. TODAY (Tuesday, Dec. 14), Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. and Houston Texans Pro-Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson will surprise hundreds of students with a Christmas toy distribution for the Blue Santa program.
The special delivery will take place at Bastian Elementary School, 5051 Bellfort. Andre Johnson partnered with Blue Santa Houston to raise funds and awareness to provide toys to children in need. Through this partnership, Blue Santa Houston will provide toys for every student, about 800 total, at Bastian Elementary, which is a Houston-area school adopted by The Andre Johnson Foundation.
Blue Santa Houston is a State of Texas 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing toys to as many underprivileged children in the Houston area as possible. The program depends on donations from generous Houston police officers, sponsors and through private contributions.
Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor or wishing to make a donation is asked to contact HPD Officer Martha Bailey at the Blue Santa Hotline at 713-247-8730.