This year our goal is to provide Christmas magic for 1800 kids. Here is how you can help:
Santas receive a list with 3 Wishes for one New York City child whose family either lives in a homeless shelter or is in danger of being homeless. Santas do the shopping for their child’s 3 wishes, wrap the gifts, then drop them off at the Stockings with Care Santa’s Workshop (a borrowed raw space).
To be a Santa for a child in need, please fill out the form below and let us know how many children you wish to sponsor and any specific comments, such as budget limitations (the average cost of three gifts or an entire wish list is $100). You may also specify if you have an age or gender preference from newborns to teenagers and we will see if we can match you up.
*Please fulfill your child’s wish list and deliver gifts to the SWC Santa’s Workshop in midtown Manhattan (location TBD) on Thursday, December 13th or Friday, December 14th, 2017.
For an example of how a Santa fulfills the wishes, click here to watch: How to Become a Santa.
Many companies offer employee gift matching programs. Please be sure to take advantage if your office offers a program! Every gift makes a difference in a Child’s Christmas.
Volunteer as an Elf
Elves organize the gifts, make sure every child’s wish list is complete. They are the ones who contact Santa’s with a child’s name, instructions, wishes and drop off details. When the gifts arrive, they tag and bundle the gifts for delivery. Elves then deliver the gifts to the parents or guardians. Our elves also help in many different ways to help our operation run smoothly.
Sign-Up with Stockings with Care
- Which of the 6 Ways Do You Want to Get involved?*
- Full Name *
- Home Phone
- Have you been a SWC Santa before?
- How many children would you like to sponsor?*
- How did you hear about SWC?
- Comments (Please note here if you have a preference for age or gender or a budget limitation.)
Thank you for joining our annual gift drive and helping to make a child’s wishes come true! If you are unable to be a Santa this year, then please donate and volunteers will shop for you to make sure no child is without presents Christmas morning.