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Santa Claus Incorporated Of Greater San Bernardino

Rating: 5 stars   47 reviews 1,600

Nonprofit Issues:

Human Services

Address:

PO Box 2642 San Bernadino CA 92406 USA

Mission:

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.

Target demographics:

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:

55,500 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.

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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Reviews for Santa Claus Incorporated Of Greater San Bernardino

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

2 people found this review helpful

Please join me and all the SCI volunteers in thanking our partners Stater Bros. Markets and San Bernardino County Sheriff Department for pulling of a last minute miracle. They collected over 800 coats to be distributed to the families of the Inland Empire's neediest children this Winter.
https://twitter.com/sbcountysheriff/status/679453299939016704
Thank you @StaterBrosInc& #SBCSD for donating over 800 coats to Santa Claus Inc.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Santa Claus, Inc. has served more than 100,000 in the Inland Empire in 2015! I am so impressed with the good work they do. They have an incredible volunteer base and an outstanding Executive Director. Karen Di Carlo, Executive Director, and Santa Claus, Inc. have received a number of awards for their outstanding work in our community. Every donor and volunteer can be assured that SCI is a good investment of time and money!

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I am so honored to be a part of Santa Claus, Inc. The team of volunteers is incredibly committed to relieving poverty and need among Inland Empire children and give substantial amounts of time to the success of SCI. The executive director is absolutely amazing and does a phenomenal job!!

 
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Santa Claus, Inc. introduced an exciting new partnership with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and Stater Bros. Markets in 2015. “A Community Cares Children’s Closet” is a critical distribution of winter coats to school aged children during the coldest season. Stater Bros. and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s employees launched a fun and successful coat drive, garnering more than 800 new and lightly worn coats. We all at Santa Claus, Inc. send a very special thank you to participating employees from Stater Bros. and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department!

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I just finished a tour at Santa Claus Inc., and it is mindblowing what this nonprofit has accomplished. While this organization sounds Christmas-based, they help the local community all year around. On top of their Christmas distribution, they have a birthday program that gives gifts to kids whose parents don't bother to celebrate their birthdays. And they have a new program called All My Own where they provide abused kids who were just taken from the homes by the CPS and taken to Loma Linda hospital a big bag of clothes, blankets, toys, etc. And they have three professional seamstresses who volunteer to make children clothes, blankets, bags, and even clothes for the toys. If you were to walk around here and saw the countless handcrafted stuff and how clean and organized the place is, you could tell how passionate, how loving the volunteers of the organization are.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Last weekend the head to toe was amazing helping families out is a great and it was the best feeling ever knowing that i made a little bit of a difference in some kids life by giving shoes, toys, and hats.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Make a Difference Day today at the Santa Claus workshoppe. This is what makes Santa Claus, Inc. (SCI) so great! A very special thank you to the San Bernardino Police Department, and in particular, Officer Walton and Officer Martin for making the raffles so much fun for the 350 plus kids! Also a big thanks to over 300 college students who volunteered today. Join us as a volunteer, donate, make a difference! It's all in the children's smiles!

 
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4 people found this review helpful

This organization may not be widely known to the community it serves, but spend a little time around the warehouse and you will see the impact that Santa Claus, Inc has on Inland Empire children and families. I spent some time volunteering with SCI and immediately fell in love with all of the wonderful things they pride those they serve. SCI gives all year round. School districts, other non-profits, government programs, SCI helps them all continuously. I am so proud to be a part of their team.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I am the Program Director of Kids Connection Community Outreach Program located in Redlands, CA. Santa Claus Inc and Kids Connection have been working together over the past year and a half in making an impact in the lives of children. SCI has been instrumental in assisting us with Christmas gifts, Back to School needs, Seasonal Footwear and Monthly Birthday Bags. The kids we serve have been truly blessed by SCI.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Santa Claus Inc is without question the best at engaging volunteers to serve the needy of the area. This organization has been around for over 70 years and still looking to expand it's leveraged impact. They are the trusted source when it comes to getting products to the hands of those in need. The very best in many ways!

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Staff and volunteers are always kind and helpful. They go beyond the call of duty to assist children in our community.

 
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