📝NOTES FROM SANTA'S POSSE
Santa’s Posse Donation Needs
The holiday season will soon be here but for some of us, it is in full swing. We are already working hard at getting everything in place to provide gifts and food boxes for 1,500 families this year. We welcome donations to help make this happen. This year, we would appreciate new unwrapped toy donations for children ages 6 to 10-years-old, considerably for 9 to 10 years-old, as well as family games. Also, food donations are needed and appreciated. Our families are always in need of protein-based nonperishables such as peanut butter, canned meat, soups, and stews.
Volunteer Help Needed
Santa’s Posse is gearing up for its 26th year providing Christmas gifts and food for 1,500 families this year. Our community partners are readying their referrals for assistance.
Our greatest need for volunteer help is on delivery day – Sunday, December 17th beginning at 8:00 am. We learned that filling the delivery bags with unwrapped toys gives parents a chance to be part of their child’s gift giving and allows us to provide some personalization for the gift being placed in the bag. So, we no longer have the wrap night. Please come help us deliver to 1,500 families this year!
Sign up on our volunteer registry; while not required to participate, you will get email updates about Delivery Day. Thanks again for all your support. We could not do this without you!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DOES SANTA'S POSSE SERVE COWLITZ COUNTY?
Santa's Posse serves all of Clark County, WA, but we do not extend into Cowlitz County. If you are outside of Clark County, please contact your local chamber, churches, nonprofits, etc to find a program in your area.
WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF THERE’S A PROBLEM OR I DO NOT RECEIVE MY DELIVERY?
We will post a phone number to call on Sunday, December 17, 2023; the phone number will be located on our Santa's Posse Facebook page.
HOW CAN I SIGN UP MYSELF/MY CHILDREN/A FAMILY?
Referrals for recipients are done through schools and social service agencies.
HOW MANY FAMILIES/CHILDREN ARE SERVED?
Thanks to the generous corporate and private donations, we can provide Christmas to 1,500 families in 2023, which is more than 4,800 children in our community.
DONATING & VOLUNTEERING
Note: Please come help us deliver to 1,500 families this year! We no longer have the wrap night event.
HOW DO I SIGN-UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR YOUR DELIVERY DAY EVENT?
Click here to register. Instructions: Gates open at 8:00 am, you may arrive at anytime. Click the Volunteer button and provide the required information. If you are a new volunteer, you will receive an e-mail from email@example.com to verify your email address. You must verify your email address by clicking on the link in that email. The slot will be locked for 10 minutes allowing you time to verify. After 10 minutes you may still confirm your slot as long as someone else hasn't taken it yet.
DO YOU ACCEPT CLOTHING/COATS?
Although donations are appreciated, we are not able to accommodate donations of the following: clothing, shoes, toy weapons, used items, and toiletries.
IS MY DONATION TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Yes, we're a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization our EIN # is 82-2392689.
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR DONATING ITEMS/CASH?
Drop off barrels are generally picked up a week before the big wrapping event and it helps us if all donations are received by that pick up date. We have no deadline for cash donations. Cash is accepted any time during the year and will be applied toward the upcoming season. Learn more on our Donate page.
WHERE CAN I DROP OFF MY DONATIONS?
Clark County Sheriff's Office's located at 707 W 13th St, Vancouver or 505 NW 179th St, Ridgefield and other locations can be found on our Donate page under the Ways to Donate section