Every holiday season, the Blue Santa Program collects non-perishable food, gifts and hygiene products for disabled, shut-in and elderly community members that need a little extra holiday cheer. Blue Santa is sponsored by the Estes Park Police Auxiliary. It is anticipated that Blue Santa will assist over 100 people this year. To nominate a disabled, shut-in or elderly community member in need, please contact Captain Corey Pass at the Estes Park Police Department, at 970-577-3828, or at email@example.com.
Donations (non-perishable food, gifts and hygiene products) can be made at multiple locations across town or at the November Tree Lighting Ceremony. A complete list of collection locations is below:
The Estes Park Senior Center, The Estes Park Visitor Center, Bank of Colorado, The Country Market in National Park Village, Estes Valley Library, Med X, Rocky Mountain Health Club, Rocky Mountain National Park, Bank of Estes Park (Park Lane and St. Vrain Center), Premier Members Credit Union, Safeway, Estes Park Medical Center, U.S. Bank, Rambo's Liquor, Animal Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Discount Liquor, Mountain Dew Liquor, Spur 66 Liquor Store, Good Samaritan Society - Estes Park Village and Estes Park Town Hall. More locations will be added, and many locations will collect monetary donations that allow the Police Auxiliary to purchase food and gifts to supplement donated items. Every penny donated will be used to fund items for Blue Santa recipients. Donations are delivered in December to all Blue Santa recipients.