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8117 West Manchester Bl
% Patrick Reynolds

Playa del Rey
California 90293
USA
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Target demographics: make needy children smile on Christmas morning

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Go to www.BeAnElf.org the first week in December, locate a participating postal branch near them, go down during the posted hours of operation, and read letters to Santa from needy families and children. Take home one or more that touch you, & send gifts.

Geographic areas served: National US

Programs: recruiting an army of new volunteers every year to send underprivileged kids gifts in time for Christmas. Be An Elf makes underprivileged children smile on Christmas morning, and inspires volunteers with the true spirit of the holidays.

We let the US public know they can read real letters to Santa Claus from needy children at participating post offices, take home those letters that touch them most, and send the families their gifts through the Operation Letters to Santa program. We do not accept toys as donations, but instead let our volunteers know how to send their toys and gifts directly to needy families.

There’s no middle man or charity. It’s micro-philanthropy, direct from a donor to a child, when people volunteer in this way.

Our Elves catch the true spirit of the holidays, and put smiles on the faces of underprivileged kids on Christmas morning.

Mission:
To make underprivileged children smile on Christmas morning, and inspire our volunteers with the true spirit of the holidays.
Results:
Be An Elf has recruits volunteers from all across the US at Christmas to send gifts to underprivileged kids in low income families. Our volunteers make needy children smile on Christmas morning, and they also get a surprise in return: they catch the true spirit and real meaning of Christmas. We are supported by donations and by an in-kind grant of up to $40,000 per month in free adverting on search engines.

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11/01/13
I love this Charity - Be An Elf - what better way is there to encourage people to bring light and happiness to the lives of underprivileged kids. The gifts go direct to the children, and it's so simple. Also this charity gives people a happy experience for themselves, being part of a real act of ... more »
11/01/13
Being in the charity world, I am always looking for something that I might have missed and a friend told me about Be An Elf. Yes, this is something I would like to get involved with and in any field I can be helpful for and I would like to share with all of my friends... more »
10/31/13
For many years, I volunteered answering underprivileged children's letters to Santa. I was so glad to see this charity get launched a few years back. Every year they've been recruiting more and more volunteers who answer the kids' letters and mail them gifts. Until Be An Elf came along, there was ... more »
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