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Santa Claus Incorporated of Greater San Bernardino

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Causes: Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: Our mission is to provide critical support to impoverished youth in the Inland Empire by empowering families through year round and seasonal programs.

Results: Over 2,000,000 children's lives have been significantly touched since Santa Claus, Inc. was founded in 1952. Now entering its 69th year, Santa Claus, Inc./Youth Enrichment Services (YES!) provides basic and essential needs for over 150,000 children annually.

Target demographics: Between 150,000 and 200,000 underprivileged children throughout the Inland Empire each year each year

Direct beneficiaries per year: 150,000 children through strong collaborations with 20 Inland Empire School Districts, 60 other nonprofit agencies, county agencies, churches, and law enforcement partnerships.

Geographic areas served: Santa Claus, Inc. and its Yes! programs work in both San Bernardino and Riverside Counties through our seasonal and year round programs. Working in 20 school districts, with 60 other nonprofits, churches, law enforcement, major hospitals, and social service agencies, Santa Claus, Inc. works 12 months a year.

Programs: Operating under the umbrella of Santa Claus, Inc. Youth Enrichment Services - YES! programs provide basic and essential services to over 135,000 children year round. "Adopt a School" - partnering with the most impoverished schools to provide basic essential needs all year long, "Birthdays in a Bag" - ensuring that children in poverty have very special birthday celebrations, Accessible Services in Action Policing (ASAP) - in partnership with local law enforcement officers, providing 24/7 access to critical need items and temporary hotel stays for families suffering in homelessness and/or abuse, and "Belongings" - providing beautiful 24 in. x 24 in. hand sewn duffel bags for new, incoming foster kids in critical need of clothing, shoes, toys, comfort, and love. Santa Claus, Inc.'s signature "Christmas Distribution" program provides a Merry Christmas for thousands of underprivileged kids at Chrismastime.

Community Stories

128 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Santa Claus Inc. is a great organization! San Bernardino is fortunate to have an organization that serves over 20,000 less fortunate children! Not only do they provide support at Christmas, but with their YES program, they are able to support underserved communities all year long. Santa Claus Inc. is well known in the Inland Empire, and everyone knows if it wasn't for Santa Claus Inc, may children would not receive the essential support they need to thrive and be productive individuals. The staff and board are great and deeply care about the communities they serve.

MrDN

Board Member

Rating: 5

We have the best volunteers anywhere at Santa Claus Incorporated!
When Cheryl Dumaine and B.J. Seibert took over the Christmas Distribution Dept. at Santa Claus Inc. over 15 years ago much of the clothing that was distributed consisted of sweats and other rather plain clothing. Now they are rocking the best clothing we can buy for our kids thanks to our great partners at Delivering Good and Good360. Way to go, Cheryl and B.J.!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Words cannot express what a GREAT organization Santa Claus Inc., Karen and Sandra are
to the men and women who serve in our United States Armed Forces and their families!! They have supported our military families throughout the years with a U-Haul filled with pallets of clothing for the entire family, house hold items, bedding and toys for the children for our Gator Bash and Christmas. We are having our 14th Annual Gator Bash at Camp Pendleton for our troops and their families. Because of Santa Claus Inc.'s generous support we are giving away top quality back to school clothing for the children, and household items for our troops and their spouses to choose from. Thousands and thousands of military families have benefited from Santa Claus Inc.'s generous support including those families facing crisis. Thanks a million to our wonderful friends at Santa Claus Inc. for supporting our military. YOU'RE THE BEST!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Santa Claus Inc of SB is a great support system in our community. During this pandemic, they have been extremely resourceful and have found ways to touch the lives of children in our community, through partnerships. In an effort to do a summer outreach to our community, they partnered with our school district to bring Christmas in July. Families were invited to come and select toys for their gifts, but the real mission was to discreetly share food, socks, shoes, and do a wellness check in a safe and private environment. We could not have done this without the support of SCI. Because of their outreach, we were able to collaborate with other agencies to touch the lives of our neediest families. Thank you for always being open to partnership programs that can bring much-needed resources. Your organization is always at the forefront of bridging partnerships and moving resources out as quickly as possible. Thank you for all that you do.

Sandra83

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Throughout the pandemic, SantaClaus has continued to serve families. They’ve provided daily essentials , especially hand made masks for children and adults. They’ve kept our clothes closets filled with clothing , underwear, shoes and socks . Thank you.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Early on in the pandemic, a mother was involved in a car accident and needed to replace both of her children’s car seats. She had been laid off of her job and had no means to replace them. She reached out to a counselor who in turn reached out to the YES program . We were able to give her 2 brand new car passenger safety seats for her children. The counselor reported that the mother was overwhelmed by the “gift” crying, she said she’d not expected new but used ones. When it comes to car passenger safety seats we only give new.
Our thanks to Amazon for their gracious donation

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Board Member

Rating: 5

It is an honor to serve as a volunteer on the Santa Claus Inc Board as a representative of the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS). SBCSS serves 33 districts with over 400,000 students. As a new member, I have been blessed to witness Santa Claus Inc enrich the lives of students and families through various resources such as toys for all ages, food, brand new clothes, backpacks filled with school supplies, COVID protection items, birthday bags, and SOOO much more. It's the spirit and magic of Christmas all year long!

The love and compassion of all the volunteers is unmatched!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Santa Claus is a great place to volunteer. The volunteers are super friendly and active all week long. This is a great way to give back to the children in your community by providing Christmas gifts for them. The families are so appreciative at Christmas time. Love volunteering for them every year.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Olive Branch Development & Empowerment Services, Inc. located in Bloomington Ca, We provide many services to our community and surrounding areas of the Inland Empire. We are so thankful and Blessed to have Santas Inc. they have helped us to provide toys, hygiene as well as clothing for our giving closet which goes to children and families in need. The much needed clothing was such a Blessing it allowed us to help prepare them for back school Which helps build their esteem. Again we are extremly thankful for the "YES" program. We Love You Sandra and all your Volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering here for over 20 years with a terrific group of volunteers. They are all so dedicated to the mission of the organization and are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. I work with the clothing department for Christmas Distribution. We spend the entire year getting the clothing ready to be given to the needy children of the Inland Empire. It is a pleasure to volunteer here.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Santa Claus Inc for about 20 years and have enjoyed it all. We have a great team in the clothing department and work very well together. Watching parents choose clothing for their children during our Christmas Distribution is the highlight of our year. We have put in many hours starting in January to carefully package the clothing so that the parents get a real shopping experience instead of just handing them things that maybe their children would not like. When you hear parents say they just lost their job and this is the only Christmas their children will have and they have tears in their eyes it makes all our efforts worthwhile It is a great organization!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our school district receives annual donations of new clothes, back packs, hygiene kits, school supplies and much more. Hundreds of student benefit in time of need. Our teachers love that support is immediately available and our students / parent appreciate that these services are part of our every day operations and a clear demonstration that we foster a strengths based community approach.

Joan H.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for ten years and am inspired and amazed at the dedication of the group who keep this organization moving. From distributing toys, clothing and books to families at Christmas time, the organization has expanded its year-round program to encompass the needs of children in two counties. With only three (maybe four) employees, we serve more than 100,000 children a year, and the numbers are growing. Anyone who would like to spend their volunteer time in the most gratifying way, come down and see what good work looks like!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Santa Claus, Inc. as a regular volunteer for nearly 6 years, and am continually impressed with the people who invest themselves in this organization. Each week, all year long, dozens of us prepare dolls, toys, clothing, books and magazines for distribution to some 16,000 children at Christmas time. More "elves" help from home, sewing clothes and quilts, or knitting sweaters and caps. Yet another group works tirelessly to provide clothing, hygiene and school supplies, as well as birthday gift bags to meet the needs of nearly 100,000 (and growing) children in local communities, distributed through partner charities and school districts. I am privileged to be one of the volunteers who make Santa Clause, Inc. the happiest charity around!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Over 90 percent of funds donated to this efficient 70 year old charity goes directly to the children. Learn how to become a volunteer and you'll never be sorry. Santa Claus Incorporated continues to meet the growing needs of the poorest children in the Inland Empire because of our volunteer's help. Many of us have been a helper for over 25 years!
Call us today at 909-885-0090 and become part of our team... we need you.

Patrick W.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Santa Claus Inc does an excellent job supporting needs in the local community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Growing like a weed (a good weed). Santa Claus, Inc. will serve even more children in desperate need this year during the Covid-19 shutdown. The need for their services has grown so much as they have expanded to serve Riverside County as well as San Bernardino County. They need you, healthy volunteers. Won't you please apply to help? We need you to take care of the estimated 200,000 disadvantaged children in our local communities. Here is the link https://santaclausinc.com/volunteer.cfm

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering occasionally for Santa Claus Inc in 1986. Over the years, I have been able to do more. Now I am semi-retired and find myself serving on the board and doing all I can to help them. In November and December of 2019 I was able to serve even more (200 hours or more).
If you want to help an organization that really digs in to help children in poverty, this is the one! Come volunteer with us...

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Santa Claus is off the charts when. I have been closely involved for almost a decade and I continue to be amazed at how this team of 98 percent volunteers figures out how to navigate the changing unknown. Santa Claus Inc continues to meet needs in the Inland Empire. Their established national network with outstanding suppliers provides then the exceptional capacity to meet needs of children and families. COVID has added a layer of a challenge but they are finding ways to meet the needs regardless of the changing circumstances. I am totally impressed by how they face challenges and find new solutions. I am honored to support them with resources and expertise.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Talk about getting a Big Bang for the buck! I am involved because Santa Claus Inc has a vision for the future--helping 250,000 kids by 2022. This year through YES! Santa Claus Inc. helped over 125,000 kids with a team of over 100 volunteers, two full time staff and two part time staff. This organization is highly networked, a resource to over 50 partnering organizations and schools, and broadly serves the needy children of our area. What started as a Christmas distribution strategy is now year round and making a significant difference.

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John J.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with non-profits in San Diego and LasVegas offering assistance to children and their families in need. Never has any impressed me more than Santa Claus Inc./Youth Enrollment Services in their selfless work to lift up these families.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Santa Claus Inc. organization continues to be an outstanding collaborative partner with the San Bernardino County Black Infant Health (BIH) program. It is refreshing to see the energy of the organizations’ volunteers in serving the County’s residents. Their ability to provide resources to the participants of the BIH program really helps to close the gap for some of residents we serve.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Santa Claus Inc. organization is a collaborative partner with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health Black Infant Health Program. This organization has provided many beneficial resources to the participants of the program.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since working with Santa Claus Inc. I have been amazed! Amazed with all the hard work the volunteers put day in and day out. The dedication that SCI has to help the kids of the Inland Empire you just can't put into words. I have been volunteering with SCI since 2013 and I will continue to volunteer as long as I can.
If you have not had a chance to volunteer here, DO IT! You will see that everyone there puts their heart in all that they do.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Aimee and I'm with Time for Change Foundation. I wanted to give a shout out to Santa Claus Inc. for everything that they do! I work with homeless women and children and this organization provides birthday gifts for our children to help make them feel special on their special day! It is so important to recognize each and every child's birthday especially when they're living in an emergency shelter and might be going through a lot! This organization is always so friendly and organized! They also help our families out during Christmas time, every child deserves to experience Christmas and it's hard for our mothers to provide a proper Christmas when they are experiencing tough times and are living in a shelter. I am very grateful for this organization and all that they do! They say it takes a village to raise a child and I see that working in the world of Non-profits. One organization cannot do it alone! It takes us all working together to provide the highest care possible for our families and to provide them with all the resources needed. Thank you sincerely for everything that you do!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing organization , the fact that they provide a store for parents to "purchase" gifts foe their children is really creative and gives the caregivers the dignity of being able to "shop" for their children , they serve one of the biggest counties in america! with so many underserved children they give the community hope

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I retired as an educator, I was looking for a place to volunteer where families were the focus. A friend took me to Santa Claus, Inc. because she felt it would be a perfect match for me. How RIGHT she was! I found volunteers to be friendly, dedicated, hard working and continually looking for ways to provide more services to families and children in need. Since beginning as a volunteer there in 2007, I have had the privilege to work in various positions. These opportunities broadened my understanding of the organization.. We have continued to grow and expand those services. I volunteer with several other groups but Santa Claus, Inc. has earned the "top spot" on my list. Why? This is an organization that goes the "extra mile" for those in need while continuing to be upbeat and tireless in their efforts. This is why they truly exemplify the title, "Great Non Profit".

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Donor

Rating: 5

I visited this organization on behalf of the company I work for. I am able to donate to Santa Claus Inc quite often. This organization and all people involved are wonderful, very kind, understanding, punctual, and communicative. They have on many occasions brought me to tears with their gratitude, kind words and stories of how the donations were utilized. They are always so thankful and love sharing how the community is benefiting from our partnership.
I love this organization!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Santa Claus, Inc. and its YES program are stellar programs. Santa Claus provides year-round assistance to children in need in one of the poorer areas of California. It is a stable, active non-profit with an incredible Executive Director and a large group of hard-working and committed volunteers. It is an honor to serve on the Board of such a great organization!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Santa Claus, Inc. does an amazing job of meeting the needs of under-privileged children in the greater San Bernardino area. It has recently begun a year-round program of distributing clothing, hygiene kits, and sometimes toys to children in needs. It is the primo organization for assisting needy children!! It has an amazing group of volunteers who commit countless hours each week to meeting the needs of children. The executive director is outstanding and has received many awards and honors for her hard work and the success of Santa Claus, Inc.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a public elementary teacher for nearly 40 years, I have had the opportunity to observe children daily. Frequently, when a child was given a small prize, treat or gift I watched him/her choose one for a younger sibling. What I love about Santa Claus Inc. is that a child does not have to choose, every child in the family gets a toy, book and an item of clothing.

Board Member

Rating: 5

A few days before Christmas 2018, a neighbor came to me and told me about another neighbor with five children (ages 9 to 9 mos.) who was not going to be able to give her kids any Christmas gifts. She asked if I could call Santa Claus Inc. I called the warehouse and explained the situation to volunteers there. Clothing was the most critical need for those children as cold mountain weather was already setting in..

I was able to get the children's sizes and by the next day, two hefty bags of beautiful, warm, age-appropriate clothes, shoes and boots filled the bags. I was emotional over this generosity and the children squealed and cried at delivery time.

It was a really good day in this mountain neighborhood thanks to Santa Claus . I will never stop believing in Santa's beautiful spirit.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi local pastor in the community who helps out the community and every time I refer a family or find a family in need Santa Claus Inc and always goes above and beyond in helping us

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Santa Claus, Inc., is a key organization in our community that supports our students who truly need it most. Through their incredible donations throughout the year, we are able to provide our most needy students with clothing and school supplies - basic items with which they may otherwise have to go without.

Because of Santa Claus, Inc., we have seen an increase in our students' attendance, which has lead to improved confidence and grades. Thank you, Santa Claus, Inc!!! You are changing lives!

Larry O.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Santa Claus Inc continues to expand its impact in the Inland Empire. . Once viewed as a Christmas initiative helping 15,000 kids a year, it is now a leader in serving children. In 2019 this outreach organization will help over 125,000 needy kids living in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. I am honored to have a little part as s volunteer and a monthly financial partner in this trusted organization. . Santa Claus is the leader of the pack when it comes to helping kids facing crisis needs. Over 50 other agencies rely on Santa Claus, Inc to do thier service work.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Santa Claus Inc. are incredible! They helped assist thousands upon thousands of students and families throughout Riverside County receive shoes. We are most grateful for the partnership and opportunity to collaborate to assist students in need with their generous donations.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a Homeless /Foster Liaison for San Bernardino City Unified School District. I have worked very closely with Santa Claus INC for the last 11 years. They have helped to provide clothing, shoes, back packs, school supplies; and hygiene products on a regular basis. They have been a real blessing to the district and the community in general. They implemented a birthday program where children get a gift and a birthday cake on their birthday. During the holiday time they assist the families by giving gifts and clothing for children. Most importantly, in time of crisis they rise to the occasion by assisting families in their areas of need. During the fire season Santa Claus INC worked closely with community agencies and gave families resources to replace clothing and personal items. I was sharing with Sandy Lourenco that a family had lost a mother in child birth. The father recorded her heartbeat just before her death. He told me when affordable., he was going to build a bear for himself and all 4 children and input his wife's heartbeat. Sandy made it possible for the family to purchase the bears. It brought so much joy to their hearts.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the honor to volunteer countless hours with Santa Claus Incorporated helping the under-served children of the Inland Empire. When I began in the 1980s the need wasn't nearly as great, but we helped those we could. Last year this organization served over 90,000 latino children and over 35,000 others right here in our community. Without the year round services of this wonderful non-profit these 125,000 needy children would have gone without shoes, coats, socks, underwear, pants, shirts, school supplies and personal hygiene. Thank the Lord for all who serve, donate and volunteer! God bless you all

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Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing charity group that my Glendora Sewing Guild sews for. I have been involved with this group for 5 years now and when I turn in little dresses for the kids I know they will go to kids that really need it. My guild turns in hundreds of items per year. Its extra special that Santa Clause of SB sends us thank you letters confirming what we sent and how happy they were to receive it. Can't speak highly enough about this organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This wonderful organization has helped so many families in our area. Every person I have ever interacted with that is associated with Santa Claus, Inc. has a heart of gold.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Santa Claus Inc. Is an amazing organization that provides basic need items to impoverished kids in San Bernardino and in Riverside Counties. Without their services, I know over 100,000 kids each year would be going without things that make their lives better. Thanks Santa Claus Inc. For serving kids throughout the year. Services are year round. Because needs are not seasonal.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Santa Claus Incorporated is the greatest children's holiday program serving San Bernardino. Children and their families (including mine over 20 year's ago) are helped annually with holiday hope, gifts, and now gave year -round services for children and families in need. Their Executive Director is second to none in providing passion and and compassion wrapped with dignity. Santa Claus Inc. Is by far the best organization in San Bernardino.

Tracylyn Sharrit

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This fine organization is The Premier group in the Inland Empire providing the much needed assistance to the under served community. Through outstanding efforts, the outreach of Santa Claus Inc now reaches beyond the original Christmas time target of toys, clothing and books to children that would otherwise go without. Year round help is now a reality due to the tremendously talented team behind Santa Inc.

1 Don D.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Santa Claus warehouse is bustling with construction workers. We are installing the most efficient solar panels to reduce our energy costs for decades ( the 25 year cost savings will top $225,000. Thank you to Sun-Lux for the low non-profit rate for us!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As the co-chairman of the Clothing Department I can assure you things are in full swing trying to get ready for our annual Christmas Distribution to needy children in the Inland Empire. We are packaging clothing like crazy in order to have enough items ready for the parents to select on their "shopping trip" through our workshoppe. The toy and book departments are doing the same thing. We work every Wednesday from 9 to 12 so if you want to help just show up and we will find a place for your. Our Open House is being held on December 4th - check our website for more info -- and that is the day the workshoppe looks its very best and everyone is welcome to drop by for a snack and something to drink. If you haven't had a tour we will be happy to take you on one. Also, if you have time from December 5th to December 12th that you would like to serve as an "escort" to our recipients to take them on their shopping trip, please let us know what days and hours you can help. Hope to see you there soon.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Santa Claus does an amazing job of providing special gifts to the needy children of the Inland Empire. It has established wonderful partnerships with a large variety of nonprofits that also serve children.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Santa Claus Inc. consistently provides assistance to families in San Bernardino. I am a service provider in homes that are impacted by low socio-eco levels. The gifts given by Santa Claus are a boon at birthday and Christmas time.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Board Member of Santa Clause Inc. (SCI) and a former resident of San Bernardino, I am thankful for everything Santa Clause Inc. does for our families in our communities. Growing up in San Bernardino was not easy for my family and I. like many of our families, we struggle to have food at the table, clothes in our backs or a toy to play with. I am humble to say that I was one of those children that benefited from getting something from SCI.

I didn't know that one day i would be part of such an amazing organization with amazing people volunteering and working for SCI. Our Y.E.S. program has expanded the services to provide much needed assistance. They truly care and I am thankful and honor to be part of SCI and give back to our families in need.

Juan M. Lopez

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Veronica’s Home Of Mercy a woman and children’s Transitional Living Home in San Bernardino is very thankful for the clothing, shoes, toys, hygiene products, and many other emergencies needed items. These items help the woman and children prepare for school, work, appointments, ect.. We are so grateful for the caring attitude and graciousness of each volunteer that works at Santa Claus Inc . Thank you for the hard work you all do for the community.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sandy has been extremely helpful in assisting our Early Start Start families. The families enjoy their birthday bags and all of the wonderful goodies included! Our families in need truly appreciate all of your hard work in organizing materials and always thinking about our baby's and family's needs. You're the best!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Sandy, and the entire staff and Santa Clause Inc. are wonderful! Our district has been blessed to be able to benefit from such a wonderful organization. Santa Claus Inc. has donated so many different items to our families in need, such as bedding, socks, school supplies, and shoes. Our district and families are so appreciative of what Santa Claus Inc. has done for us and our youth. Thank you!
Foster Youth/Homeless Liaison

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization that helps thousands of children each year. I was a volunteer for their YES program. There is nothing like it anywhere! Helping children with school supplies, warm jackets, books - you name they do it.

1 Robert159

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked as a year round volunteer for Santa Claus Inc 8 years. It has been a blessing for my life to see so many families help by this organization. The hundreds or volunteers make this organization shine in our community. I can't wait each week for Wednesday to come so that I can see families and other organization helped at the Santa Claus Workshop. Since I have been volunteer my Christmas's have never been the same. God Bless Santa Claus Inc and the new YES Program.
Robert Hagen, Retired Teacher

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work weekly with my students from Valley College. Santa Warehouse provides a wonderful location for work training. Santa Claus Inc has helped support the citizens of the IE for over 63 years. We are proud to be part of the volunteers that make this miracle happen. Santa Claus Inc makes hope happen.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Angels' Closet Charities is so grateful for all Sandy and this wonderful organization does to make a difference in the lives of Children. Your love and kindness in helping us provide clothing to at risk, in need middle school and high school students is greatly appreciated.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing charity! So happy to be a part of this charity.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering for this organization is an amazing experience. The support from and for law enforcement is incredible when it comes to helping children in need. So many selfless volunteers. I am honored to support them when I can.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came to Santa Claus Inc. to volunteer in 2008 and now I come every Wednesday from 8am till noon at our San Bernardino warehouse. We are like a family all working towards one goal of helping children and their families with much needed items. Santa Claus Inc. is 65 years young and not ready to retire yet LOL. We are working hard helping children and their parents at Christmas and all year long.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank goodness that there is a group like this who is dedicated to serving the young ones in our community. There is no greater joy than to see a smile be placed on the face of a child. The youth are our tomorrow and if we enrich our youth, we will all be promised a brighter tomorrow. Thank you Santa Claus Inc. for your commitment to the community, your kind hearts will always be remembered.

2 Nicole164

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Truly blessed beyond words to know all the amazing hearts at Santa clause inc. There is no better non profit around. These folks are so dedicated to helping those in need. Thank you, Santa Clause Inc!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have known this org for over 20 years. Their services and passion in delivering their mission inspired me. I love the great teams that volunteer their time to help Santa Claus Inc. 65 years of helping kids using best practice and hiant hearts. I am so proud to have Santa Claus Inc. In our community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Santa Claus Inc. Is an amazing nonprofit that helps children in poverty with needed items during critical times. My kids were helped in 1995, and they are still working hard to help more kids every day. Thank you Santa Claus Inc. for all you do in our impiverished community and for the families that have dire need for support.

sciexecutive1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Happy 65th anniversary, Santa Claus, Inc.!!!!! I started volunteering for Santa Claus, Inc. with my daughters through National Charity League in 1986. I went up through the ranks, chairing Christmas Tree Lane, serving on the board as President for 9 years, and becoming the first paid employee (Executive Director) of the organization in 2012. I couldn't be prouder of our great organization! We have grown 500% over the past four years, serving over 100,000 children each year through our signature Christmas Distribution and our year round Youth Enrichment Services (YES!) programs. YES! works with 8 school districts, county services, a long list of other nonprofits, law enforcement, and others to make sure that the essential and emergency needs of children throughout the Inland Empire are met. Thanks to our wonderful volunteers. You are the heart of our grand old organization!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!!

Threadz Staff

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Sincerely,
Lisa Doviddio
Tarbell, Realtors

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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8468ksddad 08/08/2016

NCL is a wonderful partner to Santa Claus, Inc. having worked together for at least 45 years! Thanks for your ongoing support!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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8468ksddad 08/08/2016

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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8468ksddad 08/08/2016

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Santa Claus, Inc. has been a great community partner to have. Our organization serves Domestic Violence survivors and they have always been there to help our clients. They are a great resource and provide such a wonderful service to the Inland Empire. -Leslie