Make A Holiday Wish Come True!

Looking for a way to give back this holiday season? Become an elf! When you sign up, we’ll match you with a child and send you her letter to Santa. You’ll purchase a gift from her list and help us make her holidays bright!


Donate To The Empty Stocking Fund

Short on time this year? You can still support a child this holiday season. Make a gift to the Empty Stocking Fund and we’ll do the shopping for you.


Involve Your Business

We invite our corporate partners to engage their staff by sponsoring gifts for an entire classroom or school. Participating in Letters to Santa is a great team engagement tool—and a great way to give back. We encourage you sign up and connect your staff with individual students’ requests.


Straight From The North Pole

Dear Elves,

Thank you for your generosity this holiday season! We couldn’t do this
without you. A couple of things you might like to know about the whole
gift-giving gig (I have some experience here…):

  • 1. Each year, 1 receive a special batch of letters from a select group of partner schools and programs. These awesome kids are all in elementary school.
    (Do you know another great school or organization?
    Let my friends at the Sun-Times know about them!
  • 2. The children request gifts that are valued between $25 and $30.
  • 3. My helpers at the Sun-Times will match you with a child and send you her letter when you sign up to become an elf. Thank you in advance!
  • 4. As an elf, you agree to purchase and deliver the gift to the designated school drop off location.
  • 5. You will spread holiday cheer to children in Chicago and cultivate a spirit of generosity!

Thank you for the help! I couldn’t do it without a team of incredible elves!


Know a school or organization that would like to participate in the Letters to Santa program? Let us know!