The Belton Fire Department is involved again this year in the Santa Pal Program, which helps needy families provide for Christmas, typically for ages 1-13. Belton residents may contact the Temple Help Center to complete an application. Approved requests are sent to the Fire Department, typically on a weekly basis starting at Thanksgiving.
Applicants are assisted in the order received. The goal is to give each child up to 3 items, plus stocking stuffers, but the giving is contingent upon donations. New unwrapped toys are preferred, although items such as slightly used bicycles and scooters are accepted. The toys are typically distributed the Saturday before Christmas.