We’re spreading holiday cheer to children in Chicago. Join us each fall as we provide gifts to elementary school students and ensure that all kids have a very merry holiday season.

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Add your name to the nice list

Sign up to receive Letters to Santa emails, and be among the first to hear about our 2019 program. We’ll send you an email when it’s time to start elf-ing this fall. Add your name to the list today!

Letters to Santa is an amazing program that brings so much joy to our students and the volunteers who help distribute the gifts. We cannot thank the Sun-Times Charity Trust enough for their generosity and goodwill.
I simply do not know what we do without the kindness and generosity of your readers, and we are so thankful that the Sun-Times organizes this whole event. It truly brings magic to the season.

Donate to the empty stocking fund

Help us serve even more students in 2019. Make a gift to the empty stocking fund and help us make this holiday season our best one yet!


a very merry 2018

On behalf of all our partner schools and programs, thank you for making 2018 a very happy holiday for Chicagoland students. Because of your generosity, we were able to match over 12,000 students with elves and ensure that each of these children received gifts this holiday season.

This program brings great joy to the hearts of our children, their families, and our staff! It lets me know that the world is still a wondrous, giving and joyful place because of the caring people in it.