Santa Claus Incorporated of Greater San Bernardino
Rating: 5 stars 64 64 reviews 1,970
PO Box 2642 San Bernadino CA 92406 USA
We believe that unexpected joy on Christmas morning often carries a heart through childhood into worthy adulthood. The Second week in December, parents of children in poverty are invited to our facility to choose new toys, clothign and books for each of their children and use as their family holiday tradition dictates. Family dignity is preserved because the children only know "Santa brought the gifts". Family violence intervention is an added benefit of early distribution of the gifts. During the year the warehouse serves as a Senior Center as the volunteers, mostly senior citizens, gather weekly to package toys and clothing while supporting each other emotionally.
Over 850,000 children's lives have been significantly touched since Santa Claus, Inc. was founded in 1952.
Children aged 0 - 12 through our Christmas Distribution program and children of all ages through our year round program, A Community Cares
Direct beneficiaries per year:
100,708 children and 35 other agencies
Geographic areas served:
The mission of Santa Claus, Inc. is to provide critical assistance to children in the Inland Empire by supporting and strengthening the family unit through our community based programs.
Christmas Distribution, Year round "A Community Cares Program (backpack program, Adopt a School Program, Birthday bag program, Shoe giveaway program, Easter basket program, Adult clothing distribution, Homeless program in partnership with HOPE.
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This organization is amazing! They are so organized and helpful to the community. My real estate office (Tarbell, Realtors) has volunteered there every year for the past 5 years and we couldn't be more proud to be there to be a part of such an amazing experience. They know what they are doing and are very good at it. The community is so grateful for their involvement with the community.
We look forward to it every year!
I've heard wonderful things about Santa Clause, inc. such a wonderful charity helping those in need of some happiness. Kudos to those involved so whole heartedly to make it happen!
Santa Claus Inc. is a consistent community partner of Threadz Clothes Closet. Sandy and her team are so encouraging and inspiring. They have been instrumental in helping Threadz stock its shelves with new and relevant clothing for the San Bernardino high school students that Threadz serves. Thank you for always thinking of us!!
Sandy and the entire Santa Claus Inc. staff are so organized and efficient!
We are so appreciative of all their assistance to include shoes, clothing, socks, undergarments, back packs. Kids can always count on them for support!
They have helped so many youth at our school district!
Ever so appreciative!
Alma Banuelos, McKinney Vento & Foster Youth Liaison
Santa Claus Inc. has been a wonderful community partner for Dignity Health Community Hospital of San Bernardino. We are so thankful for all the items donated to help out our expecting/ new mothers . The staff will go above and beyond to help out families in need. I have had the pleasure to work with Sandra, Marcia and Pat for over a year. They have been so kind, and helpful. Truly an amazing organization!
I HAVE VOLUNTEERED, TOURED THE FACILITY AND HAD CLIENTS IN THE SAN BERNARDINO AREA WHO HAVE UTILIZED THE SERVICES. AS A MEMBER OF NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE, MY DAUGHTER AND I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED BY HELPING WITH OPEN HOUSE, MAKING HUNDREDS OF CANDY ROLLS AND DONATING ITEMS. MY HUSBAND HAS HELPED TAKE FAMILIES THROUGH ON DISTRIBUTION DAY. AS A SOCIAL WORKER FOR CFS IN SAN BERNARDINO, I KNOW THE EXTREME NEED AND POVERTY ISSUES AFFECTING THIS AREA. I AM SO GRATEFUL THIS PROGRAM EXISTS!
NCL is a wonderful partner to Santa Claus, Inc. having worked together for at least 45 years! Thanks for your ongoing support!
I volunteered during the Christmas Shoe Distibution and had an amazing, eye opening experience. This organization truly gives so much to those in need. I got to see it first hand and am excited do to more volunteering here in the future!
Santa Claus, Inc. is grateful for its partnership with Stater Bros. and the County of SB Sheriff's Dept. who joined hands to collect 650 wonderful coats for needy kids last year. This is the kind of partnership that is crucial to our success throughout local communities.
I volunteered with UC Riverside Circle K and helped parents shop for gifts for their children! It was my first time volunteering there, and it was very fun yet very heart-warming to help parents pick gifts. The staff are also very friendly and answered any questions that were asked. I would definitely volunteer there again!
Volunteerism by students attending our local colleges is crucial to the success of Santa Claus, Inc. Thanks to UC Riverside, Cal State San Bernardino, University of Redlands, and SBVC for your ongoing support of our efforts on behalf of less fortunate kids throughout our local communities.
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I have been volunteering for 3 years. They are a very organized association. I helped with shopping with people for their children. Every year parent struggles to give their kids a little something. This organization makes it happen. I've looked to see how else I can contribute and plan on volunteering and contributing for as long as possible. This is one of the BEST I've seen and how many families they help out! Santa Claus Inc is one of the best charity organizations. The volunteers are very proud to be a part of and so am I.
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Santa Claus Inc. is a wonderful organization. As a teacher for the San Bernardino City Unified School District I was happy to see several of my families benefit from the generosity of Santa Claus Inc. As a volunteer I had the privilege of escorting parents while shopping for their children. They are truly grateful that Santa Claus Inc. helps to provide their children with clothing and toys for a happy holiday. The coordinators work very hard to make the experience for both the families and volunteers an enjoyable one. It benefits thousands of children! I will be there this December. THANK YOU to all those that make it happen!