Clackamas Fire's Community Newsletter
The sleigh bells from Operation Santa Claus have been ringing for the citizens of Clackamas Fire District #1 since 1974.
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.
Operation Santa Claus Is 100% Funded By Donations From Members Of The Community
During this month-long 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 baskets for needy families. Donated new toys bring a little extra Christmas cheer to children. Donated funds are used to purchase perishable items for food baskets, and help to cover miscellaneous expenses.
Operation Santa does not solicit funds over the phone.
How Can I Help?
How Are Families Selected?
Operation Santa does NOT accept requests for assistance directly, via telephone, message, or community fire station personnel. Operation Santa receives names of recipients exclusively from Compassion In Action/Clackamas County. CIACC serves as a coordinating agency for many Clackamas County holiday drives to assure the most people can be served.
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