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Operation Santa Cause Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Gift Distribution, Human Services, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: Reducing the financial stress of local Florida National Guard and Gold Star parents by providing toys anonymously to their Children for the Holidays.

Results: We have been providing toys to children for over 14 years! Smiles and toys that's what we do !!

Target demographics: Florida National guard & Gold Star families struggling for the holidays.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 325 children

Geographic areas served: Northeast Florida (jacksonville,orange park,middleburg)

Programs: Toys for Florida National Guard and Gold Star children in need For Christmas

Community Stories

73 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They saved Christmas for my kids! I didn’t know that they were so generous until I picked up all those gifts! I was feeling bad about not being able to afford gifts so when I signed up I assumed I would one or two gifts that most kids didn’t want but boy was I pleasantly surprised when they showed up with amazing toys and so many of them too! The big smiles I saw on Christmas morning were because God sent these wonderful angels from Operation Santa Cause to us. Thank you all so much!

2 Melanie Penrose F.

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization has come to the aide of so many deserving Florida National Guard families in need each Christmas. I cannot say enough about how much integrity and care they have for our military children! If you want your donated money spent wisely and with love, this is the nonprofit to trust. I will always support them! Thank you OSC for making dreams come true at Christmas

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Client Served

Rating: 5

There is no more genuine organization that assists our Soldiers families at Christmas than this one. The energy they bring, the desire to bring smiles to the faces of our children, and the humble hearts in which they work with are unparalleled with any other group I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Working to connect our families with OSC is a joy every year!

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SantaCause 10/30/2020

Thank you so very much for your kind words, donations and the hours you are always volunteering for us !!

3 Fred D.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Having known the coordinator for some time, it doesn’t surprise me that she and her volunteers have done so well for the military community. Keep up the good work.

2 Carly M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

These women do a wonderful job of giving back to the military community. As a recipient of their donations, I can say that they really make a difference for our military kids and families!!!

2 Jonathan P.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

No words to describe what Operation Santa Cause has done for the Community and families! Such a great cause and AMAZING people running It. P

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Such a giving organization!! Super fun being a small part of such a selflessness cause to help brighten the day of kids in need.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization! Florida national Guard children are very fortunate for this organization.

2 Cassidy S.2

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization to work with. Always nice to go to their events not only is it for a good cause but always a lot of fun

2 Amanda C.22

Client Served

Rating: 5

These ladies are the sweetest and make such a huge difference in the military community!! Such an amazing organization!!!

2 Brie Fineout W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are so giving to families in need and keep it local!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Jeanne and her team of helpers give to so many families at Christmas! So many kids and teenagers receive beautiful gifts that otherwise weren't possible without their help. What a wonderful organization they have and all of it stays right in our community!

3 Sheree E.

Donor

Rating: 5

Jeanne fits an outstanding job of collecting and giving toys to children during the Christmas season. She is all heart for Santa cluse.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Absolutely phenomenal! They work tirelessly all year to provide Christmas for so many deserving military families!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Every Christmas has been filled with joy! My son has been excited to open his presents on Christmas day. Operation Santa Cause has filled a void in my son's life, and I couldn't be more thankful for what they have done.

5 Teila B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My brother was in a horrific car accident on Oct 31, 2020. He was completely immobilized and is still in critical condition. That left his family of 6 kids who he provided for without an income. He was self employed as a barber so with him not working it was not going to be a good Christmas. We are struggling to pay the mortgage and keep the light on so that left no funds for Christmas Gifts. Family Readiness in the Florida NAtional Guard connected me with Operation Santa Cause. My heart was overwhelmed when I saw the gifts they had gotten for the children. I am so grateful for this blessing and my heart is filled with joy to know someone cares. 2020 has been a super tough year for my family but Operation Santa Cause brought a rainbow to our storm. We will be forever grateful for their kindness in our time of need ❤️

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a great experience. They personalized the toys to your kids age and likes. My daughter is going to be really excited come Christmas Day. And now knowing about operation Santa cause , my family and I will probably be donating next year.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m more than thankful for there acts of kindness!!!

4 Nanci S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Such an amazing, selfless group. These families sacrifice so much; it's truly wonderful that this group can bring such joy to such deserving families.
-N. Soriano

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

These volunteers work tirelessly to ensure each child has a wonderful Christmas memory. These families already sacrifice so much, and often times are not together during the holidays, or cannot afford to provide a Christmas for their children. Operation Santa Cause steps in to ensure these well deserving families don't wake up to an empty tree on Christmas morning.

These volunteers dedicate their hearts, time, and, very often their own money to help others. They are amazing people, and have created a top notch organization!

4 Ben R.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a company commander deployed when I first had the opportunity to work with OSC.

They took care of my Soldiers in such a personal way and I loved the way they worked to preserve the dignity of our Heroes who may not have the luxuries others do.

Thanks!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Phenomenal Non Profit Organization that makes the Holiday Season so much better for those who are facing some challenges. A big thanks to Jeanne, Bernie, & their team for making such a beautiful difference in so many peoples' lives....THANK YOU for all that you do!! Ernie Cohen

1 Jennifer N.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It’s been such a privilege to be a part of an organization that truly takes joy in giving back to the soldiers families.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Organization truly has a heart for helping others.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have donated to Operation Santa Cause for several years. They work so hard every year to put smiles on the faces of children who might not have such a great Christmas otherwise. What a great cause!

3 marcjernigan

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been in support of Operation Santa Cause for several years and I see the positive things that they do all year long. I strongly advocate this worthwhile cause

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SantaCause 10/30/2020

Thank you for always being such a wonderful advocate and contributor !!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful charity that helps military families in our local area. A lot of these children would not receive Christmas presents without this organization. I fully support them.

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6 Amber Hughes S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group is absolutely amazing! They are so supportive and genuinely care about what they do and the families they impact.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Christmas 2019 was my first year to volunteer to help this amazing non-profit. The number of lives touched was incredible. The team was organized how they organized all of the donations for distribution, as well as how "orders" were filled. The Gold Star family recipients are SOOOOOOO deserving and SOOOOOOOO appreciative. Made my heart smile to be a part of this organization and the loving and caring team who orchestrate this from year to year. If you opt to consider making a donation or volunteering your time, you will quickly understand that you are a part of something special and most meaningful.

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SantaCause 10/30/2020

We were so blessed to have you as last year and are looking forward to this year with you by our side helping spread the Christmas cheer ! Thank you for volunteering so much of your time !

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Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing program to support local military families that need help at Christmas! They provide toys for the children of families in need.

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SantaCause 10/30/2020

Thank you for the 5 star review we are grateful !

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer for thei fantastic organization!! So blessed to be a part of it!!

9

Donor

Rating: 5

They are the most caring ladies that shop all year to provide our hero’s a chance to see their kids smile on Christmas .

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SantaCause 10/30/2020

Thank you for always helping us with toys and donations we trully appreciated all the time you volunteered !

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a great organization to share in the community. Always cheerfully helping the children. Going above and beyond. I recommend that we all contribute to Operation Santa Cause, Inc.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Each year, Operation Santa Cause brings joy to military children in need and brings peace of mind to the military member. A parent may be deployed during the holidays or are having to work long hours outside of their military service to make ends meet. When Operation Santa Cause steps in to say they can help fulfill a child’s wish list, they have been working all year towards these wonderful memories for families. They’ve been fundraising, shopping, organizing, storing, communicating with military units and so much more! They are such a positive and caring organization that I’ve had the honor of working with and I hope they realize the tremendous impact they have made thus far with these families in need.

8 Peggy Sue G.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is such an amazing organization! The children are so happy about the gifts they may not have gotten without this group! ❤️

8 Kerry B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I helped with the toys and was blown away by the amount and quality. We completed Christmas wish list not just random toys. They work very hard to pull this off each and every year.

5 Paula Marie R.

Donor

Rating: 5

Operation Santa Cause has made a tremendous impact on National Guard families throughout Florida. The team works tirelessly throughout the year to fundraise and collect toys to distribute to Guard families at Christmas. Our family partners with them each year, and we are so thankful for the help this organization provides to families who sacrifice for our state and nation.

5 Susan S.4

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great organization run by two very dedicated and caring ladies. They turn the lives of children with National Guard or Goldstar families who are struggling during the holidays into the happiest of kids. I have been helping them collect toys for the past few years and it is a joy and pleasure

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is wonderful. The two ladies that run it are amazing. They use there own money to make sure every needy National Guard child has a nice Christmas. They want no credit for it either. I volunteer to help and support this organization and everyone should.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an fantastic organization fueled by two dedicated ladies who's priority is to help the Florida National Guard families in need and bring joy to children at a difficult time of year by collecting toys and raising money to provide presents for kids of all ages.

5

Donor

Rating: 5

It has been my pleasure to be a part of this charity for years. I have watched it grow and help not only our local families, but families here within our state. God bless them for the wonderful work they do.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is one of the best I have ever seen. The people that work or volunteer for this organization are the kind of people you want. They do this for the right reason and are always a joy to work with. I love their heart and dedication to helping our beloved military families!!

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great people doing great work they work so hard so so far in advance to get so many toys to kids. It's a wonderful charity!

5

Donor

Rating: 5

I love helping Operation Santa Cause because I know that my donations and contributions are going to help so many National Guard Families! The organizers of this charity go above and beyond for the community and truly have hearts of gold!

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They do an Awesome job at helping others in need ! Best Nonprofit group ever

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Such an awesome organization that can really make a difference!

5

Board Member

Rating: 5

Extremely grateful to be able to help the children of the North East Florida National Guard and Gold Star Families for the past 6 years. Providing toys to children at Christmas is a passion. Buying toys keeps you young! Kathleen C/O Founder

5 Jim S.5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a local resident and business professional, it is great to see other local organizations making a difference within our communities. Since I work in an industry and with a company that strives hard to help out our local veterans, when I see an organization like Operation Santa Cause that helps not only out out our servicemen/women through this awesome platform, how can you not get behind that to help, support, and congratulate them for what they do. This organization exudes the caring and compassionate characters that continue to make them successful year after year.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Santa Cause has been an amazing nonprofit to support Florida National Guardsmen and families. From the long hours at Christmas preparing gifts from Santa to provide with military families. Family Programs could not ask for a better resource to help these families in need. Thank you so much for all your support and love you show our service members.

5 Mathew A S.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have helped them sort toys that have been donated as well as made donations my self and am overwhelmed by the number of gifts that pass along to families in need. This as an amazing non-profit and will continue to make donations and volunteer for such a great cause.

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SantaCause 10/30/2020

Thank you again so very much for all the donations and volunteer time you have given !!!!!

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization made a HUGE impact in my life and I will forever be thankful. The people that are involved are the nicest people you can possibly imagine. If you are looking for something to get involved with, I would highly recommend you considering this group.
Danial Harris

6 Taylor S.2

Donor

Rating: 5

Love Operation Santa Cause. We have supported them for a few years and we truly believe in their cAuse!

5

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization. They help a lot of Kids that would not have a Christmas otherwise. I have supported this group for several years and will continue to do so.

5

Donor

Rating: 5

Loved the golf event for such a great cause . Can’t wait for next year’s event !

6

Donor

Rating: 5

operationsantaclausecause. Great cause for Northeast Florida.

5

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization. They work very hard for a cause most people do not know is in need. The ladies that run it give a lot of time and personal funds to keep the non-profit going. Thank tlou for all that you do.

5 Shawn V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There Awesome they do Amazing work for family's that need it the most.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are truly appreciative to such an organization that focuses on the needs of family members of those who serve our country. Throughout the year, they religiously work hard to come up with various ways to raise funds and gather donations. They are family to us and we are blessed to know such wonderful and devoted people who are willing to do all they can to help those in need. Thank you!

5 Debbie R.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a fabulous organization run by two very wonderful giving people!

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SantaCause 07/11/2018

Thank you Debbie!

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This non profit has been providing Christmas presents for 5 years. Awesome group of people who keep it going year after year and an awesome end result.

5 Janna T.

Donor

Rating: 5

This amazing operation is founded by two dedicated women who want to make a difference in the lives of children and families in need throughout northeast Florida. Please support them and their efforts as the create joyful holiday experiences this year and every year!

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was first introduced to Operation Santa Cause a few years ago. Their mission to help families in need around the holidays really touched a chord with me and my family and I have been honored to help them with a few of their donation drives since then. I have seen the impact that they make in our local community especially with the National Guard families who benefit from the toys that are donated and purchased. I encourage everyone to take a moment and research them and consider helping them reach their goals.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Helping provide toys for Florida national guard children has been a wonderful experience

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are awesome at helping out at Christmas time and anytime there is a need for children in need!!

5 JeanneScholl

Board Member

Rating: 5

Being a part of this organization is a blessing giving back without any expectations is the most amazing feeling in the world!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Operation Santa Cause inc does a great job of bringing joy to children in need during Christmas.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization whose heart is in the right place. If you're looking for a great organization to support during the holidays, Santa Cause is perfect.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love how they help the children of the National Guard.they are a hard working staff.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I like how they help so many children!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization to work with! They are very polite and do everything for the families that they help. Very family oriented!