CONROE, TEXAS (November 10, 2023) – The Conroe ISD Police Department will be collecting items for the 22nd annual Children in Santa’s Dreams Toy Drive beginning Monday, November 13, through Friday, December 8 at 37 Conroe ISD campus locations.
New, unwrapped toys will be collected for boys and girls of all ages. These gifts will be wrapped and given to families who, without support, may not otherwise have a wonderful Christmas. Last year, Children in Santa’s Dreams provided gifts to 1,196 children in 551 families. Since 2002, the program has helped make 15,000 children’s Christmas a little merrier with gifts and stockings.
For more information, contact Lieutenant Julie M. Thompson at (936) 709-8921 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the list below which schools, by feeder, in your area will be collecting toys:
East Transportation Center
Moorhead Junior High
Woodlands Transportation Center
Administration – Human Resources
Administration – Planning & Construction
Conroe Transportation Center
Hauke High School
Stockton Junior High
Washington High School
Birnham Woods Elementary
Grand Oaks High School
Irons Junior High
Oak Ridge Elementary
Oak Ridge Transportation Center
Glen Loch Elementary
McCullough Junior High
About Children in Santa’s Dreams
The Police Activities League (PAL) has founded a Christmas program dedicated to less fortunate children in the Conroe Independent School District. The need criteria for this program is based on personal references from counselors, teachers, principals, and other school staff who work with children every day. Counselors work with parents and PAL in order to maintain the anonymity of our less fortunate children. Children in Santa’s Dreams provides gifts and stockings for our children enrolled in school and their siblings who may be too young to attend school. Citizens, service organizations, and youth organizations are invited to participate by donating new, unwrapped gifts and/or by attending an annual wrapping party where all donated toys and gifts are organized by age and gender. Each volunteer receives a family identified only by a number. The volunteer is asked to pick out gifts for each child listed and wrap the gifts selected. The number of gifts each child receives is determined by the amount of donations and number of students referred by the program. In past years, 1-3 gifts per child have been given, with the addition of one game per family.