Firefighters recognized the need to provide toys and food baskets to families and individuals that were less fortunate, and not likely to experience the joys of the holiday season. Hence, Operation Santa Claus was formed.
During this holiday toy and food drive, fire district volunteers and employees lead Santa’s fire engine parade down neighborhood streets (check below to see when the parade will be in your neighborhood) to collect toys and non-perishable food items, which are used to fill hundreds of food boxes for families in need. Donated new toys bring a little extra Christmas cheer to children. Donated funds are used to purchase items for food boxes, and help cover miscellaneous expenses.
Operation Santa Claus is 100% funded by donations from members of the community and does not solicit funds or donations over the phone.
If you have general Operation Santa questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on the Operation Santa message line: 503-742-2940.
Applications closed December 10 at 5:00 pm.
- Clackamas Town Center Giving Tree
- The Giving Tree is a partnership between Clackamas Town Center and Clackamas Fire District #1 where you can donate new unwrapped toys to the Giving Tree location inside the Clackamas Town Center mall.
- Collection Barrels
Between November 23 and December 9, collection barrels for non-perishable food and toys are located throughout all of Clackamas Fire District #1’s community fire stations, as well as other local businesses. For a list of participating businesses, click HERE.
- The Parade
Almost every night from November 24 to December 9 and weather permitting, fire district personnel lead Santa’s fire engine parade down neighborhood streets to collect non-perishable food and new, unwrapped toys.
The 2018 parade dates and parade route maps are below.
- Community Fire Stations
- Between November 23 and December 9, Clackamas Fire District #1 community fire stations accept non-perishable food and new, unwrapped toys.
- Financial Donations
- A tax deductible donation can be made to the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation, which is a private, non-profit organization associated with Clackamas Fire District #1. The Foundation is a tax-exempt organization formed under IRC 501(C)(3). It is these donations that allow the fire district to fill the voids in assuring a balanced and respectable holiday food boxes and toys. If you would like to make a donation to Operation Santa Claus, click HERE
Operation Santa receives applicants from Toy & Joy/Compassion in Action Clackamas County, as well as requests for assistance directly via an online application. Toy & Joy/Compassion in Action Clackamas County serves as a coordinating agency for many Clackamas County holiday drives to assure the most people can be served.
|November 24||Saturday||6pm–9pm||Redland – Station 11||Click Here|
|November 25||Sunday||6pm–9pm||Beavercreek – Station 10||Click Here|
|November 26||Monday||6pm–9pm||Holcomb/Hilltop – Stations 9, 16||Click Here|
|November 27||Tuesday||6pm–9pm||Hilltop – Station 16||Click Here|
|November 29||Thursday||6pm–9pm||Milwaukie – Station 2||Click Here|
|November 30||Friday||6pm–9pm||Milwaukie – Station 2||Click Here|
|December 01||Saturday||6pm–9pm||Oak Grove – Station 3||Click Here|
|December 02||Sunday||6pm–9pm||Town Center – Station 1||Click Here|
|December 03||Monday||6pm–9pm||Lake Road – Station 4||Click Here|
|December 04||Tuesday||6pm–9pm||Boring – Station 14||Click Here|
|December 05||Wednesday||6pm–9pm||Damascus – Station 19||Click Here|
|December 06||Thursday||6pm–9pm||Clackamas – Station 8||Click Here|
|December 07||Friday||6pm–9pm||Happy Valley – Station 6||Click Here|
|December 08||Saturday||6pm–9pm||Happy Valley – Station 6||Click Here|
|December 09||Sunday||6pm–9pm||Pleasant Valley – Station 7||Click Here|
Call 503-742-2941 for the latest parade updates
Call 503-742-2940 to leave a message for Operation Santa Claus