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THE SANTA’S KIDS STORY

Santa’s Kids is a non-profit organization formed to aid the under-privileged children of the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh PA. Our main focus is to create Christmas memories they will cherish forever by providing toys, clothes, food and other needed gifts they cannot otherwise afford.

Incorporated in 2016, Santa’s Kids is a spin-off of the Spirit of Christmas non-profit organization founded in 1987. Santa’s Kids in Pittsburgh PA is a charitable organization staffed entirely by volunteers who live and work in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties.

Funds to support our efforts are raised through private contributions and public fundraising events, the majority of which are held during the holiday season. Over the past 25 years, we have been able to raise more than $500,000 – 100% of which goes to giving Christmas to those who otherwise wouldn’t have one.

SINCE OUR FOUNDING WE HAVE MADE PROGRESS

But there are so many kids that still need a joyful Christmas this year and every year!

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OF ALL DONATIONS GOES TO FAMILIES & CHILDREN

EVERY CHILD MATTERS

Every child deserves the gift of a joyful Christmas. That’s why each family we sponsor is treated with love and guaranteed a memorable Christmas, no matter where they come from or what they need.

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MEET THE SANTA’S KIDS TEAM

Santa’s Kids dedicated team is staffed entirely by volunteers who live and work in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. But, it doesn’t stop there. We think of our entire global community — staff, board, advisors, and partners — as part of the Santa’s Kids team, sharing a common vision, a common set of values, and an unwavering commitment to giving joy to families at Christmas.

With the help of these selfless volunteers, including Bill Hillgrove – our hometown sports broadcaster – last year we were able to bring Christmas joy to more than 200 families and more than 500 children. But our list seems to grow every year – and we don’t have the heart to say no to Christmas.

Santa's Kids Meet the Team

“Need is a four season thing. Volunteering with this organization has made the holidays even more special for both me and my family. Getting involved with an organization like this one allows you to share the holiday spirit year-round – and to those who really need it! I’m proud that we were able to bring our focus to the eastern suburbs with our new spin-off Santa’s Kids.”

Bill Hillgrove, Voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers

OUR BOARD

True believers and tireless in their efforts to bring the spirit of Christmas to families and children!

JAMES JOHNSPresident, Co-Founder
BILL HILLGROVEVice President, Co-Founder
JACQUELINE NAVISHSecretary / Treasurer
BRUCE DICE, Esq.Counsel
HEATHER BUNGARD
KAREN COLLINS
TINA COOLEY
SEAN LOGAN
RON STROBEL
DAN TORISKY
COLETTE PUSHCAR
KAREN WADE

HOW WE WORK

Santa’s Kids gets the name of needy families from area licensed social service organizations and local churches. Each family is then contacted to find out what their children want and need for Christmas. We then purchase those items, wrap them, and deliver them to each family on the afternoon of Christmas Eve. In addition to these items, each family received a food certificate from a local grocer. Again, none of this would be possible without the help of countless volunteers and the support of kind-hearted souls like you.

Will you join us? Your contributions to Santa’s Kids are tax deductible; and remember, 100% of all proceeds go to bringing Christmas to those who otherwise would not have it. Join us in bringing Christmas memories to Santa’s kids in Monroeville, Pitcairn, Penn Hills, Plum, Verona and other surrounding areas!

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT

It is not too late! Get in the spirit of Christmas now and give memories to needy kids & families.

December 24, 2017 | Santa's Kids
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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Making a contribution to help needy families is a great way to give back. Your donations matter. We are proud that 100% of your donation goes directly to giving local families a the gift of a memorable Christmas. Do you feel the spirit of Christmas?

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EVENTS

Three signature events mark Bill Hillgrove’s year round Santa’s Kids Christmas fund drive “For the Kids” – a spring golf outing at Meadowink in Murrysville, a Golden Goblet summer volunteer party on the Golden Mile Highway, and the huge winter Santa’s Kids Helpers Gala at Palmieri’s on Old Frankstown Road. Hundreds attend these events.

The Golden Goblet, Pugliano’s Italian Grille,  Palmieri’s Restaurant and Zanders Night Club owners have been gracious enough to grant us the use of their facilities at no additional charge to help ensure that 100% of donations go directly to area families and children in need of warm clothes, toys and food at Christmas. May God bless you all.

GET INVOLVED

Help create memories and fill families stockings with joy this Christmas.

We now accept online donations via PayPal.  All donations are tax deductible and 100% of your contribution goes to help needy children and families.