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.

The Giving Machine

In 2019, Christmas in the Park partnered with the Latter-day Saints on their #LightTheWorld campaign and arranged to have giving machines available for donations at our event. The giving machines resemble traditional vending machines, but instead of getting a candy bar of bottle of soda, you are giving to local and national non-profits. The partnership resulted in nearly $200,000 for four local non-profits and two national organizations. Learn more about them by clicking on their name below. 100% of the donations went to the following as the Latter-day Saints covered ALL of the expenses.

Second Harvest
HomeFirst
Sunday Friends
Family Giving Tree
Unicef USA
Water for People

Santa Letters for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Each time a child writes a letter to Santa at Christmas in the Park, Macy's donated $1 to The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Inside our Information Booth down at the park is a small children's table where kids can sit down and write a letter to Santa, then deposit the letter in a real mailbox that sits outside the booth. To learn more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation click 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.

Stanford Blood Center

For the past six years the Stanford Blood Center brings their mobile unit to Christmas in the Park. This past year 32 donors gave 23 units of blood. The 23 Units were used to create 69 products for local patients. Click on their logo to learn more.
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