How do families apply for the Santa Claus, Inc. Christmas Distribution?
Santa Claus, Inc. Christmas Distribution works with the following Unified School districts: Colton, Rialto, San Bernardino, Redlands, and Yucaipa to get distribution applications into the hands of the parents. Applications in English and Spanish are sent electronically to all of the school sites in partnering districts in July and August. Schools identify children who qualify for services. Applications may be picked up at the school sites by the parents. Once the applications are filled out they are turned into the school and are delivered to the Santa Claus, Inc. offices for processing.
Santa Claus, Inc. also works with the County Services Welfare office. Applications are sent to social workers to deliver to those families who qualify for our services. Once the applications are filled in they are returned to County Welfare Department to be delivered to the Santa Claus, Inc. offices for processing.
Once applications are processed parents or guardians are scheduled and sent an appointment card stating the date and time of their appointment to "shop for free" for their children during the Christmas Distribution. Each child receives clothing, a new book, toy(s) and, when available, bonus items.
Recipients who are referred through local Police Departments and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, individuals, churches, and other non-profit organizations will be helped through our Youth Enrichment Services (YES!) in December.
Santa Claus, Inc. needs volunteers. CLICK HERE **Recipients may not volunteer during years that they receive gifts for their children.
For additional questions about our distributions please CLICK HERE!
In the "Spirit of Giving", hundreds of Santa Claus, Inc. and Youth Enrichment Services (Yes!) volunteers provide support to many thousands of families in need while creating hope and maintaining dignity for families in our local communities.
Our sincerest thanks to all who serve with us,
The Santa Claus, Inc. Staff and Board of Directors.
Thank you for your support!