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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:

kimp@irvingpoliceandfirebluechristmas.org

Food Items

Canned Corn

Canned Peas
Canned Beans
Dried Beans
Boxed Dressing
Jarred Gravy
Gravy Mix Packets
Boxed Potatoes
Canned Yams
Jellied Cranberries
Boxed Mac & Cheese
Fruit Cocktail
Boxed Cereals
December 11th
Toys
Boys & Girls Ages birth to 16

New unwrapped toys such as:
Puzzles
Legos
Coloring books & crayons
Playdoh
Stuffed Animals
Baseballs, soccer balls, footballs & basketballs
Hula Hoops
Dolls
Hot Wheels
December 11th
Get In Touch!
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The Blue Christmas Team

Irving Police & Fire Blue Christmas Organization Founded in 1979 – Becky Fann

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Advisor  becky@irvingpoliceandfirebluechristmas.org

Becky FannActive Since 1979

Board Member  gbrockett@cityofirving.org

Gary BrockettActive Since 1998

Board Member  gspivey@cityofirving.org

Greg SpiveyActive Since 2009

Board Member  john.schingle@dallascounty.org

John SchingleActive Since 2014

Board Member  cmmerritt@cityofirving.org

Chris MerrittActive Since 2019

Board Member  tracye@irvingpoliceandfirebluechristmas.org

Tracye ValladaresActive Since 2018

Board Member  breanua@cityofirving.org

Bennie RenaudActive Since 2018

Executive Director  kimp@irvingpoliceandfirebluechristmas.org

Kim ParisActive Since 2019

Thank You!
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Blue Christmas 2019 Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors! We could not have done this without you!

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BRING THE TOYS!
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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

Vendor Cost:
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

BRING THE TOYS!
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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!

Events
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Our Upcoming Events

Check Back For 2019 Events!

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