Be An Elf Overview
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% Patrick Reynolds
Playa del Rey
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.