Be An Elf

Rating: 5 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services

Location: 8117 West Manchester Bl % Patrick Reynolds Playa del Rey CA 90293 USA

Mission: To make underprivileged children smile on Christmas morning, and inspire our volunteers with the true spirit of the holidays.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

2 people found this review helpful

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 no good guide available to the public on how to effectively participate in the letters to Santa program. Also, the postal service did not blow its horn loudly enough about it, in my opinion.

Be An Elf fills these needs nicely. It's a charity I fully support. Making needy kids smile on Christmas is a cause very near and dear to my heart.

I hope you will support this charity too, and get involved, if you live anywhere near a participating postal branch. I no longer live near one, and I'm glad Be An Elf is there and recruiting so many new volunteers every Christmas.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

I found out about this charity when the Today Show gave out their website as the best way to learn where and how to answer letters to Santa written by needy kids and families. We don't live near a post office that offers the Santa letters from the low income kids, so every Christmas we give to this group. They send gifts to the children who write those heartbreaking letters, and by December 1 each year, their website posts a list of all the participating post offices in the nation. Believe me, that list can be hard to find at the USPS website.

Perhaps most important, if they get enough donations, they hire a publicist who does a great job getting the media to cover the story every year. As a result, I'm pretty sure they've helped recruit countless new volunteers to answer those heart-wrenching Santa letters.

So thank you and bravo to www.BeAnElf.org - they help fill us with true Christmas spirit every December, and many, many others as well.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm always looking for opportunities for my family to help others. I'm trying to teach my kids the value of what we have and how blessed we are. When I read about this charity I thought what an opportunity to have a great discussion with my daughters and show them that we can be a blessing to others. They make it so easy and that is what I really like about this charity

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Be An Elf is a wonderful and vital charity that brings happiness and hope to all who benefit from it. Many are left out or in dire circumstances at holiday time and this charity fills a very important void. To bring happiness to so many at such a time of year when many are depressed and feeling hopeless is a selfless gift. Be An Elf changes lives.

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1 people found this review helpful

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 charity and not some impersonal donation.
I'm happy to be a friend who can bring notice to Be An Elf, so it gets the accolades it needs to succeed in a crowded world of charities.
There are so many unhappy children in our country today, and Christmas is the time when they surely feel the most left out and sad. So Be An Elf and cheer them up.

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

I admire this non profit and believe being an Elf is a wonderful experience for all.

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Be An Elf has given me a truly wonderful way to get gifts I buy and wrap with friends directly under the trees of low income children in Los Angeles. I only wish I could be there to see their smiles and wonder on Christmas morning! I'm definitely taking my children to the post office in South Central LA around December 10th, to teach them the REAL meaning of Christmas. If I weaken and adopt too many letters, I am going to have a Christmas party to raise funds from friends, so I can send each of the Moms each a gift card from Target! Thank you, Be An Elf.

This is a truly awesome charity.

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

I admired this organization is wonderful. I would like to introduce to my friends and family.


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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

He has been doing this for many years enhancing the lives of families and most of all the children

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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