Welcome to the Irving Police & Fire Blue Christmas Official Website
It’s All About Giving & Caring
Blue Christmas was started in 1979 out of the then City Municipal Court building at 835 W. Irving Blvd. It started with 25 families and it has now grown to where we attempt to take care of 400+ families that live in Irving. We originally were under the umbrella of the Irving Police Association charitable account, and then we moved to the Irving Fire Fighters Association. When Texas Stadium was blown up, Swanson gave the City of Irving a donation to be distributed among programs that helped kids in the city. Blue Christmas was awarded $5000 which was the beginning of becoming a 501 c 3 tax exempt program under our own umbrella.
Celebrating 40 Years
Irving Police and Fire Blue Christmas is excited to celebrate 40 years of making a difference in the lives of children and families in our community. We could not make this happen without the generosity of residents, organizations and business partners like you!
We are kicking off our food and toy drives soon, and are looking forward to working with new community partners. Below, you will find lists of the items we need. We cannot accept perishable food items or clothing items, and we do not give toys with bow and arrows, play guns or knives.
Once you have gathered your items, you can take them to any fire station in Irving. If you have a large donation, we can make arrangements for pick up. Make sure to get a picture when you turn in your items at the fire station, and we will post your name and photo on social media.
We are grateful for your desire to help the less fortunate in our Irving community, and we appreciate you joining the Irving Police and Fire Blue Christmas Team!
If you need further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to Kim Paris at:
Gravy Mix Packets
Boxed Mac & Cheese
Boys & Girls Ages birth to 16
New unwrapped toys such as:
The Blue Christmas Team
Irving Police & Fire Blue Christmas Organization Founded in 1979 – Becky Fann
Becky FannActive Since 1979
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Gary BrockettActive Since 1998
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Greg SpiveyActive Since 2009
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John SchingleActive Since 2014
Board Member firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris MerrittActive Since 2019
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Tracye ValladaresActive Since 2018
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Bennie RenaudActive Since 2018
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Kim ParisActive Since 2019
Blue Christmas 2019 Sponsors
Thank you to all of our sponsors! We could not have done this without you!
Annual Blue Christmas Toy Drive and Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Heritage Park 217 S. Main Street Irving TX
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Attention Crafters and Vendors
Sell your items at this outdoor event!!
We are looking for all types of vendors to sell food and gift items at this event:
clothing, jewelry, tamales, crafts, Christmas décor, holiday crafts, bath and body items, candies, chocolates, wreaths, gift baskets
Pay by choosing one of the following:
1. Donate a toy or gift card valued at $15 or more to the charity;
2. Pay $15 cash;
3. Donate a craft or vendor item valued at $15 or more for the auction; or
4. Donate a percentage of sales ___________
Payment is NON-REFUNDABLE
Vendors must provide their own tables, chairs, tent, electrical cords, and signage.
• All vendor spaces and power outlets are assigned first-come, first-served.
• Only one type vendor permitted from national franchises (Scentsy, Pampered Chef, etc.)
• All spaces are OUTDOORS. Please plan accord-ingly for inclement weather
• Set-up from 7-9 a.m. on 12/7/19
Featuring The Following Family Fun:
PHOTOS WITH SANTA ⚫ GAMES ⚫ BOUNCE HOUSES ⚫ FACE PAINTING ⚫ SILENT AUCTION ⚫ CAKE WALK ⚫ LIVE DJ ⚫ VENDORS
Come hungry! Chili tasting cups available to purchase for only $5 each!
Also, don’t miss the Irving Christmas Parade starting at 4:00 PM
Reserve your space today!
Donate To Blue Christmas
General Donations Directly to Blue Christmas
We accept PayPal donations and cash along with all non-perishable food items in unopened containers and new unwrapped toys from birth to 16 years of age.
Irving Police and Fire Blue Christmas is a 501 (c) 3 organization.
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