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our core values

At Santa's Helpers Foundation, our core values guide everything we do.  We believe in compassion, generosity, and community solidarity, striving to uplift and empower those in need.  Integrity and transparency are the cornerstones of our operations, as we prioritize honesty and accountability in all our interactions.  We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, recognizing the strength that comes from embracing the unique perspectives and experiences of every individual.  Above all, we are driven by a deep sense of empathy and a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of others.  These values inspire us to continue our mission of spreading joy and providing essential support to families in our community.

our commitments

Youth Physical fitness

We are dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of youth through physical fitness initiatives.  Our programs encourage active lifestyles, providing opportunities for children to engage in fun and engaging physical activities that promote strength, endurance, and overall fitness.  By fostering a love for movement and exercise from a young age, we aim to instill lifelong habits of health and wellness in the next generation.

Youth literacy

We are passionate about fostering a love for reading and learning among children and adolescents.  Our literacy initiatives provide access to age-appropriate books, reading programs, and educational resources designed to inspire curiosity, expand knowledge, and enhance literacy skills.  By promoting literacy, we empower youth to explore new worlds, express themselves creatively, and unlock their full potential in academics and beyond.

cultural arts

We believe in the power of the arts to enrich lives, celebrate diversity, and foster cultural understanding.  Our cultural arts initiatives support creative expression and cultural appreciation among youth, offering opportunities to explore diverse artistic traditions, engage in hands-on arts experiences, and showcase their talents.  Through exposure to various forms of art, music, dance, and theater, we aim to promote inclusivity, celebrate cultural heritage, and nurture creativity in young minds.

who we are

Santa’s Helpers Foundation's mission is to bring joy to children, while helping to relieve poverty.  We achieve this goal through our programs and services that are designed to alleviate financial burden and promote youth literacy and physical fitness.  Our purpose is to give.

From our founder:

"In 1987, I was five years old, living in a single parent household with my mother and older brother.  During this period of my life, our family was very poor and living on welfare.  My mother had us attend church regularly. 

This particular year, I recall my mother being in church and crying to other church members because she was unable to afford Christmas gifts for my brother and I.  My mother explained to us that there would not be any presents this year and she was sorry but there was nothing she could do.  I can vividly recall her being upset. 

When Christmas morning came, there was a knock on our door.  When my mom answered it, there was a large pile of wrapped presents sitting on our welcome mat.  My brother and I rushed outside to see who was there, but we found no one.  My brother and I were convinced that Santa Claus had really come to deliver our presents.  Years later, my mom mentioned that she believed it was people from our church, who heard her story, that had been the ones to deliver the presents.

This incident had a major impact on my life.  It is the major driving force behind Santa’s Helpers Foundation.  Our goal is to create a ripple effect in the community that will spread joy and kindness to everyone."

        - Santa's Helpers Foundation, Founder

Although our roots are formed around Santa Claus, Santa's Helpers Foundation is not a religious organization.  We support, and are inclusive to all families and children.  We donate presents to children for all holidays celebrated during the winter solstice months, including but not limited to:

 

  • Hanukkah

  • Kwanzaa

  • Winter Solstice

  • Las Posadas

  • Diwali

  • Chinese New Year

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