How To Be A Stockings with Care Santa
Starting mid-November Santas will receive a wish list with 3 wishes for a New York City child whose family either lives in a homeless shelter or is in danger of being homeless. Santas shop for their child, wrap the gifts, then drop them off at the Santa’s Workshop where Stockings with Care (SWC) elves organize the gifts and prepare them for delivery. The gifts are then delivered to the parents or guardians who present the gifts to the child, preserving their dignity while ensuring the gifts received are the very ones the child wished for. SWC provides gifts for minors ranging from newborns through high schoolers and works with six partner agencies accredited by the NYC Department of Homeless Services.
For an example of how a Santa fulfills the wishes, please download: How To Be A Santa
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
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 (Avg. cost of wishlist is $100) or age/gender preference. Note that the children range in age from newborns to teenagers. An Elf will contact you with a child’s name, instructions, wishes and drop off details. Please BUY AT LEAST 2 GIFTS and deliver gifts to the SWC Santa’s Workshop in Manhattan on Thursday, December 8 or Friday, December 9, 2016.
If 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. To DONATE: click here
Thank you for offering to make a child’s wishes come true!