Supporting Local and National Nonprofits
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Supporting Local and National Nonprofits

Our role

You may already know that Christmas in the Park is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and you may have even donated to us in the past online or at our event through our donation receptacles inside our Santa booth, Info booth or spread throughout the park in the form of decorative snowmen or one of our wishing wells. We want to thank you so much for doing so! But did you also know that in the past year we have helped raise over $225,000 for other non-profits and have collected valuable children's clothing and toys for worthy organizations as well.

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Toys for Tots

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For as long as we can remember, Christmas in the Park has been a hub for collecting toys for the US Marine Reserves Toys for Tots program. On a given Saturday each year we hold a "Stuff the Bus" event and do our part to help fill a VTA bus full of toys. Marine's are on hand to help unload and several car clubs make it an annual event to drop off toys and show off their vehicles. Learn more about Toys for Tots here.

Habitat for Humanity

For six years now we have partnered with Habitat for Humanity on what we call the Playhouse Build. Local companies build playhouses that are placed at Christmas in the Park and the participation fee/donation is shared by Habitat for Humanity and Christmas in the Park. Learn more about the Playhouse Build here and learn more about Habitat for Humanity here.

Loved Twice

For several years now we have collected children's clothing for Loved Twice at our Santa Booth. Clothing newborns in need with quality reused baby clothing for the first year of life is the mission of Loved Twice. They collect gently-used baby clothes, sort the precious garments into boy and girl wardrobes-in-a-box, and distribute them exclusively through social workers in hospitals, shelters, and clinics. Learn more about Loved Twice here.

American Cancer Society

In 2021 Christmas in the Park started a partnership with the American Cancer Society to help raise money for pediatric cancer research. Through a new event called the Gingerbread House Build (more info here) we have local bakeries and pastry chefs creating amazing displays for ticketed guests to enjoy and then place bids on to take home for the holidays.
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