Santa’s Helpers started in 1999 with the simple goal of providing presents to underprivileged children in the Santa Clarita Valley on Christmas Eve. A toy drive was held and the children wrote their letters to Santa. Then, the Jaycees (as we are more affectionately known) would read and decide which kids would receive the toys. On Christmas Eve, Santa and his elves would deliver these toys to each child at their home.
Since then, Santa’s Helpers has grown and is now the largest and longest running (19 years in 2017) project for the Santa Clarita Jaycees. Now, we provide a memorable Christmas party with a visit from Santa Claus himself for hundreds of underprivileged children of all ages and their families in the Santa Clarita Valley. In 2016, we served 250 kids – our largest group yet. We partner with many local businesses to put toy donation boxes at their locations, which bring even more community support.
In 2017, our Christmas Party will be held at Ice Station Valencia on a Saturday in December. The children will get a very special visit from Santa, his elves, and his trusty penguin. Carolers will provide holiday cheer with their vocal melodies and the children will be able to take part in some holiday-themed crafts. Best of all, the children will get to ice skate in a private rink – for many of them, it will be their first time.
The Jaycees, Santa’s Helpers, and the community we serve appreciate the support we get from the SCV Community
We couldn’t do it without you!
2017 Santa’s Helpers Chair
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