Operation Blue Christmas planned

Published 12:44 pm Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fundraising for the Farmville Police Department’s Operation Blue Christmas is underway.

The department is again teaming with Pizza Hut this year which will donate a portion of their sales to the cause.

Operation Blue Christmas is a unique opportunity for local children in need to go Christmas shopping with Farmville police officers, according to a police press release.

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“For the remaining Mondays in November, Pizza Hut will donate 15 percent of their sales between the hours of 4-8 p.m. to Operation Blue Christmas. To assist with tracking sales, special coupons are required and will be available at both the restaurant and the police department. If you want to help with Operation Blue Christmas, all you have to do is present one of the special coupons when you eat at Pizza Hut on any of the remaining Mondays in November between 4-8 p.m.,” the release stated.

According to Operation Blue Christmas Coordinator and Farmville Police Cpl. Jay Talbott, 2015 marks the fifth year of the program.

“Operation Blue Christmas grows bigger each year and is a heartwarming project for us to be involved in,” he said. “Last year, we were able to take 10 local kids shopping. What better way to spread the joy of Christmas than to help a child in need.” 

“Imagine how a child would feel if on Christmas morning they woke up and had nothing under their Christmas tree?” Talbott questioned. “If we can prevent that, why wouldn’t we?”

In addition to the efforts of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and several other local businesses that wished to remain anonymous have made monetary donations to the program.

For more information on the operation, contact Cpl. Jay Talbott at (434) 392-9259.