The mission of Santa Claus, Inc. is to provide critical assistance to children in the Inland Empire by supporting and strengthening the family unit through our community based programs.
Santa Claus Incorporated is not just a Christmas giveaway program. Having served over 100,000 children in 2015, one of our main areas of focus is on year round services. Over 750,000 children have been served since the inception of Santa Claus, Inc. in 1952. New clothing, shoes, coats, books, toys, blankets, and infant items are provided through our many thriving programs. Santa Claus, Inc. works primarily in the Colton, Rialto, Redlands, Highland, and San Bernardino school districts; however, much support was provided in the high desert in 2015.
Don’t remember the exact date, but it was just before Christmas. The service being offered to families in need to get presents for their children is admirable- they clearly helped a lot of families. However, the coordination of volunteers was a bit frazzled. Just be flexible and jump in to help wherever you can. The mission is what matters.
AN ARMY OF VOLUNTEERS WORK IN THE SPIRIT OF GIVING AND RECEIVING AT SANTA CLAUS INC. WE PROVIDE SUPPORT TO FAMILIES IN NEED WHILE CREATING HOPE AND MAINTAINING DIGNITY. To preserve family dignity recipients are invited to the warehouse to choose these gifts for their children. We believe that unexpected joy on Christmas morning can carry a heart from childhood into worthy adulthood. My family has volunteered at Santa Claus Inc. since 1980. To date, they have served over a half a million local children and now distribute year-round.
by karen d. from san bernardino, CA
(August 28, 2008)
Volunteering for Santa Claus, Inc. is the most rewarding experience I have ever had. Knowing that because of the efforts of the wonderful volunteers at least 11,000 underprivileged children have a happy Christmas each year, gives great satisfaction to all who work at Santa Claus, Inc. The associations and friendships formed within this organization are wonderful. Volunteers come to help and many end up staying for 50 or more years. Santa Claus, Inc. is a great place to volunteer because it does so much good for so many underprivileged children in the entire Inland Empire.