Since 1998, hundreds of local North Hollywood children from economically disadvantaged families have their "Christmas wish list" come true.
Originally started by the late Michael Higby of the North Hollywood Jaycees, the spirit of Operation: SANTA continues on with the help of volunteers and support of the local community.
So how can YOU join in the Operation: SANTA fun? EASY!
“Now in its 19th year, Operation Santa will be providing toys, necessities, and cheer to 100 deserving families throughout the San Fernando Valley on Christmas Eve 2018. We work with local LAUSD schools to have the teachers designate the most deserving kids. We're always looking for helpers.” – Operation: SANTA Team
Volunteer dates for wrapping, decorating and delivering!!!
December 21: 4pm - 7pm (wrapping and decorating)
December 22: 10am - 2pm (wrapping and decorating)
December 23: 10am - 2pm (wrapping and decorating)
December 24: 9am - 2pm (Santa deliveries, food serving, helper elves)
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401
(follow the signs!!)
We still have about 25 families that haven't been sponsored yet. To make a charitable donation (tax deductible):
a) Go to the http://www.lavcfoundation.org/ and click "Give Online Now"
b) Scroll down to "Other Designation" and enter your donation amount
c) Under "Additional Instruction", type "Operation Santa"
d) Click "Calculate Total", followed by the "Donate" button.
e) Follow additional instructions and requests for personal and credit card information
f) Print out your online receipt
Sponsor a Family
Also, we encourage offices, families and organizations to team up and privately sponsor a family or two to make it extra special by going out and shopping for the exact items that the kids requested and the families need. Then, wrap and tag the gifts and drop them off to us at LAVC. We will provide the kids names, ages and their "Dear Santa" requests.
We thank the community for making this most authentic holiday program magical each year. We started with about only 10 families in North Hollywood way back in 1999, and now we're up to 100 families and serving the greater San Fernando Valley.
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