Christmas Crusade

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Through Christmas Crusade for Children, deputies and animal control officers nominate more than 300 underprivileged children from Jefferson County during the holidays. 

Nomination by JCSO Deputies

Nomination of children into the program is done through personal knowledge of a JCSO School Resource Officer or as a result of an on-duty law enforcement action.  Children's nomination is submitted by the deputy to the Christmas Crusade for Children's online law enforcement request.

Sponsor or Donate

To sponsor a child, KYGO 98.5 will share nomination stories of children needing Christmas gifts. You can call  303-322-KIDS (5437) and request to sponsor the child shared on the radio or ask specifically to sponsor a child for the law enforcement agency you want to support. Nominations will start on November 13th and names will be read starting on November 20th.

To donate funds or gift items, please call 303-322-KIDS (5437) for details and location to drop off items. The call lines are open from Monday, November 20th, and will be available until December 5th this year.

Law Enforcement Shopping Day

JCSO deputies along with other law enforcement agencies will shop for children who are not sponsored through the KYGO 98.5 drive. Last year more than 300 underprivileged children's Christmas gift wish lists were provided for in Jefferson County.


Each child receives a gift hand-delivered by the deputy or officer, on or before Christmas day.


The KYGO Christmas Crusade for Children was first organized in 1983 by a small group of “Santa Cops.” The Christmas Crusade for Children is a program designed to enable city, state police and sheriff’s department personnel to bring the joy of Christmas to underprivileged children. Over the years, more than 30 law enforcement agencies continue the work of familiarizing themselves with individual family situations, and specifically with the needs and holiday “wish lists” of the children. Through 2022, the Christmas Crusade has touched over 300,000 children, thanks to the combined outreach by thousands of law enforcement officers, KYGO radio listeners, major businesses and concerned individual Coloradans.