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Operation SantaThe 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.

Operation Santa ClausHow Can I Help?

  • The Giving Tree
    The Giving Tree is a partnership between Clackamas Town Center and Clackamas Fire District #1. The tree is displayed at Clackamas Town Center between November 17 to December 14. To participate visit the Giving Tree and select a gift tag. The tag will identify the child's or families name, age, and requested item. Purchase the requested gift or gifts and return it to the Giving Tree prior to December 14, 2014.
  • Food Collection Barrels
    Collection Barrels for non-perishable foods are located throughout all Clackamas Fire District #1 community fire stations as well as other local businesses. Click HERE for a list.
  • The Parade
    Each year throughout the holiday season, fire district personnel lead Santa's Fire Engine parade down neighborhood streets (check below to see when the parade will be in your neighborhood) to collect non-perishable foods and new, unwrapped toys. For recorded parade information call 503-742-2941.
  • Community Fire Stations
    Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Clackamas Fire District #1 community fire stations accept non-perishable foods and new, unwrapped toys. Fire station addresses are available by clicking HERE.
  • Financial Donations
    The Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation 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 gift basket. To donate, please fill out the appropriate information in the Operation Santa Brochure.

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. Applications can be picked up at any local DHS, or at the Boring Community Fire Station and the Clackamas Fire District #1 Administration building, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m."

Parade Dates (2014)

November 28 Friday 6pm–9pm Redland Station 11 Click Here
November 29 Saturday 6pm–9pm Beavercreek Station 10 Click Here
November 30 Sunday 6pm–9pm Holcomb/Hilltop Stations 9, 16 Click Here
December 01 Monday 6pm–9pm Oregon City Station 16 Click Here
December 03 Wednesday 6pm–9pm Boring Station 14 Click Here
December 05 Friday 6pm–9pm Clackamas Station 8 Click Here
December 06 Saturday 6pm–9pm Oak Grove Station 3 Click Here
December 07 Sunday 6pm–9pm Milwaukie Station 2 Click Here
December 08 Monday 6pm–9pm Milwaukie Station 2 Click Here
December 09 Tuesday 6pm–9pm Town Center Station 1 Click Here
December 10 Wednesday 6pm–9pm Westwood Station 4 Click Here
December 11 Thursday 6pm–9pm Damascus Station 19 Click Here
December 12 Friday 6pm–9pm Happy Valley Station 6 Click Here
December 13 Saturday 6pm–9pm Happy Valley Station 6 Click Here
December 14 Sunday 6pm–9pm West Damascus / East H.V. Stations 7, 8, 19 Click Here
Call 503-742-2941 for the latest parade updates
Call 503-742-2940 to leave a message for Operation Santa Claus

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