Get Involved with Blue Cares
In 1978, the San Antonio Police Officers’ Association (SAPOA) founded Blue Cares, our community outreach program. Through Blue Cares, police officers have been donating their time towards causes that benefit our city’s underprivileged children and families. Now, we invite you to join in those efforts to make the city of San Antonio a better place for everyone. How can you help?
There are three programs that provide community assistance throughout the year.
Blue Cares Scholarship: Formerly the SAPOA Benefit Fund Scholarship, the Blue Cares Scholarship was created in memory of Officer Patricia Calderon who was killed in the line of duty on December 27, 1988. Today, the Blue Cares Scholarship honors all fallen San Antonio Police Officers by helping deserving college students fulfill their academic dreams.
How You Can Help: A financial contribution is the best way to assist with this program. DONATE HERE! (http://www.bluecaresicare.com/get-involved/donations/)
Project CJ: Project Caring for Juniors is a food assistance program that benefits students who come from low-income families and attend Title One elementary schools in San Antonio.
How You Can Help: Volunteer by packing snack lunches for these children. SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER! (http://www.bluecaresicare.com/get-involved/volunteer/)
Blue Santa: In 1976, the Blue Santa Program was created to help bring holiday joy and happiness to families and children throughout San Antonio. During the holidays, Blue Santa and his San Antonio Police Officer helpers deliver toys and other gifts to children from families in our community who are struggling to make ends meet.
How You Can Help: During the month of November, toy-drop off locations are set up throughout the city where you can donate a new, unwrapped toy to a child. Monetary donations are also accepted during this time.
Other Ways to Help: Help sponsor our fund-raising events: the Blue Cares Scholarship and the Sporting Clay Shoot. Find more information HERE. (http://www.bluecaresicare.com/get-involved/current-sponsors/)
Blue Cares has had so much success in providing services and resources to the underprivileged in our city. Join our team, give back the community, and you’ll be glad you did.