Saint Nicholas arrives by a police department helicopter or cruiser

Saint Nicholas arrives by a police department helicopter or cruiser

Photos: Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona

Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona

Tucson, Arizona, USA

A Visit From Saint Nicholas

On December 6th, Saint Nicholas arrives by police helicopter or cruiser to visit 4,400 children from low income families in eleven Tucson schools. Each child receives a backpack filled with five toys, a coloring book, another book, and a toothbrush. Saint Nicholas and the volunteers tell about St. Nicholas' legendary generosity. This is a community effort bringing together in the spirit of St. Nicholas,the police department, businesses and individuals to provide what may be the only gifts many children receive.
Saint Nicholas arrives by a police department helicopter or cruiser
Helicopter arrival
New costume for Tuscon's Saint Nicholas
Children eagerly discover what is inside their backpacks
Volunteers from all over Tucson make this big project succeed
Each child receives a lovingly filled backpack