Santa’s Helpers started in 1999 with the simple goal of providing presents to underprivileged children in the Santa Clarita Valley on Christmas Eve. A toy drive was held and the children wrote their letters to Santa. Then, the Jaycees (as we are more affectionately known) would read and decide which kids would receive the toys. On Christmas Eve, Santa and his elves would deliver these toys to each child at their home.
Since then, Santa’s Helpers has grown and is now the largest and longest running (19 years in 2017) project for the Santa Clarita Jaycees. Now, we provide a memorable Christmas party with a visit from Santa Claus himself for hundreds of underprivileged children of all ages and their families in the Santa Clarita Valley. In 2016, we served 250 kids – our largest group yet. We partner with many local businesses to put toy donation boxes at their locations, which bring even more community support.
Toys? Bring an unwrapped toy to Starbucks located on level 1 near JCPenney.
For more details on the JCI Santa's Helpers event, visit http://www.santashelpersscv.com/