Santa Claus, Inc. and Youth Enrichment Services Program Volunteers:



Santa Claus, Inc. and its Youth Enrichment Services (Yes!) year-round program is truly unique for many reasons. Its volunteer base is very unique in the world of nonprofits. With just two full time and two part time employees, 98% percent of those working at Santa Claus, Inc./Yes!, serving over 100,000 children each year, are volunteers. There are many hundreds of volunteers giving thousands of valuable hours each year. Most of these individuals are from local communities, but others serve the organization from as far away as Arizona, Florida and New York. Volunteers come from every ethnic, religious, and financial background, Santa Claus, Inc./Yes! volunteers work together as teams to bring joy to tens of thousands of children in families who are living in dire circumstances.

The mission of Santa Claus, Inc. is to provide critical services to youth in the Inland Empire by empowering families through year-round and seasonal programs.  

Santa Claus Inc. has been rated as a top non-profit in the greater San Bernardino area for the past four years by GreatNonProfits.org

We invite you to read the great reviews and take a look at the pictures of Santa Claus, Inc./Youth Enrichment Services (Yes!). We also ask you to write a review to help us to become a top nonprofit in 2018. Just click on the link below   http://greatnonprofits.org/organizations/city/SAN%20BERNARDINO/CA/zipcod...

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The Santa Claus, Inc. and Youth Enrichment Services (Yes!) volunteers make magic happen 365 days a year! With an army of approximately 2,000 volunteers nationwide and a core group of 50 to 100 working every week at the SCI workshop, Santa Claus, Inc./Youth Enrichment Services (Yes!) pulls off the impossible! Without our valuable volunteers Santa Claus, Inc. and its Youth Enrichment Services program would not exist.

Santa Claus, Inc./Yes! volunteers enjoy a unique responsibility. They join hands with parents, schools, county agencies, hospitals, and other nonprofits to make sure that love and a caring spirit are present in the lives of children. This loving spirit helps children to identify with the community, to realize their value, and to recognize that they too can help others.

In order to help many thousands of kids year after year, month after month, and day after day,  experienced volunteers diligently search for new toys, books, shoes, hygiene items, clothing, school supplies, infant necessities, and many other items all year long. These are the things that boys and girls would likely go without if not for the generosity of our programs. Countless volunteer hours of research and negotiating deals goes into the year-round efforts that have made Santa Claus, Inc./Yes! the Inland Empire's oldest and largest children's non-profit charity of its kind.

Santa's elves are prudent and diligent shoppers. They seek out overstocks or discontinued inventories and ask for donations and deep discounts when making volume purchases. As deals are made, trucks and vans loaded with clothing and new toys begin arriving at Santa's Workshop. Upon arrival thousands of boxes of inventory are sorted, cataloged, inventoried, and stored in Santa Claus, Inc.'s secure cargo containers. Volunteer elves scamper to keep up with the work required to get ready to help tens of thousands of kids throughout the year. There is never time for cobwebs to grow at the Santa Claus, Inc./Youth Enrichment Services Workshop.


 Our volunteers are 100% committed to helping children in need!

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Here's How you can help support our mission: 
  • Youth Enrichment Services (Yes!) year-round program
  1. Donate new clothing and shoes of all sizes
  2. Donate new toys and books
  3. Donate personal hygiene items
  4. Donate infant necessities
  5. Donate items for birthday bags, Belongings bags, and camp bags
  6. Volunteer in Outreach Department
  7. Volunteer during various distributions throughout the year
  • Christmas Distribution Infant department
  1. Needs machine quilters (there are many quilt tops ready to be made into quilts)
  2. Donate Hand crafted or new clothing, (sweaters, etc.) toys, bibs, booties, toys
  3. Donate books and magazines
  4. Volunteer in the infant department
  5. Do a special "drive" for infant clothing at your place of business or an event.
  • Christmas Distribution Clothing Department
  1. Donate hand crafted or new children's clothing
  2. Donate funds specifically to purchase types of clothing (i.e. coats, larger sizes, etc.)
  3. Volunteer as a packager
  4. Volunteer as a stocker during distribution
  5. Do a special "children's clothing drive" at your place of business or an event.
  • Christmas Distribution Doll Department
  1. Donate new or used dolls
  2. Donate hand crafter or new doll clothing
  3. Donate funds to purchase dolls
  4. Volunteer in the doll department
  • Christmas Distribution Toy Department
  1. Donate hand crafted or new toys
  2. Donate funds to purchase toys
  3. Volunteer as a packer
  4. Volunteer as a stocker during distribution
  5. Do a special "toy drive" at your place of business or an event.
  6. Donate smoothly sanded toys, blocks, and jewelry style boxes for older children
  • Christmas Distribution New Book Department
  1. Purchase new books or have a "book drive" at your place of business or an event.
  2. Volunteer in the book department
  • Christmas Distribution Used Book Department
  1. Donate used books and magazines so our parents will find something for themselves at Santa Claus, Inc.
  2. Volunteer in the used book department
  • Christmas Distribution Knitting Department
  1. Knit and crochet sweaters, booties, hats, ponchos, and more
  2. Volunteer in the knitting department
  • Christmas Distribution Quilting Department
  1. Donate material
  2. Donate batting
  3. Machine or hand quilt
  4. Crochet afghans
  5. Donate fleece for fleece tied blankets
  6. donate hand crafted fleece tied blankets


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Here's how companies and local businesses can help: 
  • Companies may recruit employees to participate in our Corporate Volunteer Program and assist Santa Claus, Inc./Youth Enrichment Services (Yes!) to deliver joy at Christmastime and throughout the year.
  • Donors can assist Santa Claus, Inc. with direct program funding - to any of our current and expanding programs including Youth Enrichment Services (Yes!)
  • Companies can become Christmas Tree Lane Sponsors, presented by the "Friend's of Santa Claus Inc, the major yearly fundraising event to help support Santa Claus Incorporated of Greater San Bernardino.
  • Individuals and companies alike can donate to our Match Program where every dollar donated is matched with a minimum ratio of 20 to 1. For every dollar donated Santa Claus, Inc. is able to purchase up to $20 of new toys and clothing.
  • Companies, and service clubs can implement drives for clothing, coats, toys, socks and underwear, books, and supplies
  • Consider Planned Giving GuideStar gold award winner 2015

    Advanced estate planning techniques are available for people who have strong charitable intent and are willing to give to help San Bernardino's oldest children's charity. The use of strategic planned gifts may not only preserve assets for your heirs but also avoid estate and capital gains taxes. Charitable gifts to Santa Claus Incorporated of Greater San Bernardino may be an appropriate addition to your estate plan. Please contact Kathleen Albrektson , a trusted Santa Claus Inc. partner and friend, to help you find out how to do your planned giving at http://www.albshulaw.com/

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