Katy Police Department's Santa Cops program raises $45K for families in need
Katy Independent School District announced that the local police department made holidays merry for students in need.
According to a press release from Katy Independent School District, "This year, 460 children from elementary schools in Katy ISD will have a brighter holiday thanks to the district police department's Santa Cops program. The program provided more than $45,000 worth of holiday gifts to Katy ISD families in need. The eight-year-old program was created in response to a need recognized by the police department and school employees."
"If it weren't for the efforts of so many generous people throughout the Katy ISD community, we wouldn't be able to hold Santa Cops each year and teach so many of our students these important lessons in giving," said Mark Hopkins, chief of police, according to the release.
Katy Independent School District is at 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy.
The Katy Independent School District serves more than 6,200 students in an area that encompasses 181 square miles in East Texas. The district's boundaries stretch from Houston's energy corridor approximately 16 miles west of downtown Houston to a few miles west of the city of Katy along Interstate 10. The district has 53 schools including six four-year high schools.
For more information, call 281-237-4012 or visit www.katyisd.org/Pages/default.aspx.