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Causes: Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion

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

Results: Over 1,000,000 children's lives have been significantly touched since Santa Claus, Inc. was founded in 1952. Now in its 65th year, Santa Claus, Inc./Youth Enrichment Services (YES!) provides basic and essential needs for over 100,000 children annually.

Target demographics: over 100,000 underprivileged children each year

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100,708 children through strong collaborations with 8 Inland Empire School Districts, 40+ other nonprofit agencies, county agencies, and law enforcement partnerships.

Geographic areas served: cities throughout the Inland Empire including 8 school districts, 40+ nonprofits, county agencies, and law enforcement.

Programs: Operating under the umbrella of Santa Claus, Inc. Youth Enrichment Services - YES! programs provide basic and essential services to over 100,000 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 homelessnes 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 up to 20,000 underprivileged kids at Chrismastime.

Community Stories

72 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

7missy7

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.

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.

1 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.

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Santa Claus Inc for over 15 years and continue to love it. Our volunteers put in lots and lots of hours putting together the clothes, toys and books for our Christmas Distribution. Other volunteers work just as hard with the year round program (Y.E.S. Youth Enhancement Services). Over the years many of our long time volunteers have passed away or are no longer able to come to the workshoppe on a weekly basis. We have plenty of need for additional volunteers to help with packaging particularly clothes and toys for our Christmas Distribution. We are open every Wednesday from 9 to 12 so if you have some free time on a Wednesday morning please come by and we will give you a tour and find a project for you!! You will get a good feeling when you help the needy children of the Inland Empire.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with the people in this organization has been terrific. They are all so dedicated. We are expanding the program so that we can make additional distributions of clothing, toys and books at other times during the year -- not just before Christmas. We are reviewing our process so that we get to the people that need help the most and are trying to help themselves. The recipients are always treated with dignity and respect -- we don't want them to feel then are not worthy just because they have found themselves in unfortunate sets of circumstances. They always express their gratitude for the gifts and the way they were treated. One great 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