Santee Santas 60+ years bringing the spirit of the holidays to Santee

~ Santee Santas Mission Statement ~
Bringing the spirit of the holidays to Santee for 60 years!
We are an all volunteer, non-profit organization bringing comfort and joy to Santee residents by providing food and gifts,
especially during the holiday season.

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Welcome to the online home of the Santee Santas Foundation.


Application forms for the 2015 Santee Santas Foundation Holliday Food and Toy Distribution Program are now available. Click here for more information.

A great big thank you to those folks who volunteered to work with the Holiday Program last year, we hope to see you again this year.

Thank you very much to those businesses and establishments who agreed to host toy and food collection boxes for the Santee Santas foundation this past year. To see last year's list of donation box locations, click here.

The Santee Santas Foundation is a local non-profit 501(c)(3) registered organization, providing help to members of our community living within the Santee School District and in need of assistance (click here to download a Santee Santas Flyer in PDF format - you can print the flyer and share it with others who may not have access to this website..

Santee Santas' signature effort is an annual holiday children's toy and food drive focused on bringing the Christmas spirit to some 300 families in our community. Our senior outreach program ensures seniors in our community who are living alone or in senior care facilities are not forgotten over the holidays. Our volunteers serve the Santee community throughout the year, and have done so for the past sixty years!

Santee Santas is an all-volunteer organization, with school district employees, City of Santee staff, firefighters, local businesses, service organizations, mobile home parks and local citizens working together to make each year's endeavors successful. There are minimal administrative costs; all donations are tax deductible and all donations are used to assist families and seniors in need of help.

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Thanksgiving Day
8:00 a.m. November 26, 2015
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Need Assistance?

We are available by telephone at (619)258-5947, using the 'Contact Us' menu above or by writing us c/o:
Santee Santas
Post Office Box 710033, Santee, CA 92072-0033

You can help!
Donate - Contribute - Volunteer

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Your generous donation(s) help make it possible for us to continue to bring the Spirit of Christmas to the less fortunate members of our community. Any and all donations are gratefully accepted. Santee Santas publicly recognizes each gift annually.


Your donation of non-perishable food items and new unwrapped toys will go a long way towards making it a very special holiday for a young girl or boy and his or her family.

Please contact us today to make a contribution. Call us at 619-258-5947 or use the contact page on this website.


Volunteers are needed for clerical work, gift wrapping, collecting donations, packing boxes for delivery and distributing Christmas boxes and more.

Please let us know how you can help! Call us at 619-258-5947 or use the contact page on this website.

This site last updated on: November 14, 2015

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Roy L. Smith