Below are some of the most common questions we get asked. Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions not listed.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Santa's Helpers Foundation is a 501(3)c registered public charity and as such, donations are considered to be tax deductible. Each individuals own tax liability may differ, so perspective donors should consult a tax professional for advice.
who is eligible to receive a toy donation?
- Any family residing in California
- Any family struggling financially during the holiday season
- Applications must be received by their deadline to be considered eligible
if my family is approved for a toy donation, when will i know?
Approval times vary, depending on the time needed to secure gifts for each family. Once your family has been approved to receive a toy donation from Santa's Helpers Foundation, you will receive an email confirmation. The email will give further details on what to expect from Santa's Helpers and may ask for more information from you.
how do i donate?
Santa's Helpers Foundation accepts both monetary and in-kind donations of all sizes. We rely on the generosity of the community to continue our work. Please visit our Support Us page for more details.
Where does my donation go?
Every $20.00 donated to Santa's Helpers Foundation will purchase approximately 1 toy for a child in need. There are a number of variables that can change our costs in purchasing gifts. Our time is donated.
where can i find more information about SHF?
As a 501(3)c nonprofit, Santa's Helpers Foundation is registered as a charitable organization with the state of California. Check back for more information about our financials, who we have helped, and other updates.
Please feel free to contact us directly if you have a question that is not listed on this page. We are more than happy to chat and help any way we can.