The Schertz Police Department begins collecting items for the Blue Santa program on Monday, October 28. Collection boxes can be found at locations throughout the community, including schools and various businesses. Schertz PD is asking for donations of new toys and wrapping paper. The Blue Santa Program was created to help bring holiday happiness to families and children in Schertz. Applications for those individuals requesting assistance will be available beginning, Friday, November 1. You can find the applications at Schertz.com. The deadline for applications will be Monday, December 2. Contact Esther Mendoza or Officer Kraft at (210) 619-1200 for more information.