Operation: SANTA


Get ready NoHo. Operation: SANTA in North Hollywood Needs YOU!

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!

1. Donate A Toy

You can donate an unwrapped toy on Saturday, December 17 from 9AM-12PM. Gifts are generally for grade school ages (5-12).
The box drop-off locations in NoHo Arts District is at our pals at:

NoHo Farmers Market
5255 Bakman Ave. (Bakman and Weddington)
North Hollywood, CA 91601

You can also donate a toy using Amazon.com. Contact the Operation Santa head elf Wendie >>  

2. Volunteering

Are you interested in volunteering?

The more helper elves, the merrier, so pass this along to friends and family as well! The volunteers dates this year are:

Gift wrapping, toy bagging and party decorating at LAVC Fireside Room December 21st, 22nd, 23rd from 3-6PM

Volunteer Location:
LA Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA

Operation: SANTA. Location: NOHO. www.nohoartsdistrict.com

3. Sponsor a Family

For anybody who would like to sponsor a family, this is the information: Small family (1 child): $50 – $70 Medium family (2-3 children): $100 – $150 Large family(3+ children): $150+ We would like ALL sponsors to have the gifts wrapped, labeled by family member (including parents, if you choose to purchase something for them).

4. Make A Donation

If you want to avoid the malls, you can always give a monetary donation for Operation Santa through their partners at L.A. Valley College.

Please note: Anybody who prefers to make monetary donations will receive a tax write-off: 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

If you have questions on volunteering, sponsoring a family or any other way you or your company can help Operation: Santa, please contact volunteer Wendie Wilson Email | 323.304.0530

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Lisa Bianconi
Author: Lisa Bianconi

Editor of www.nohoartsdistrict.com


  1. We would like A Santa to come to our Holiday Celebration on Friday Dec 23 at 630 pm to help us give away toys…Our location is 11210 Otsego street, North Hollywood, 91601.
    This event is being hosted by Operation Love Ministries. If you have any question please call
    exec. dir. Connie Cobb at 818 209-6454. We expect at least 100 children to attend this Community Evevt


    Connie Cobb