We are now accepting names for Operation Santa until October 13, so get them in soon!


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Stocking packing days are November 8, 9, 10, and 11.  (Times vary and will be posted.)

Please click HERE to sign up to help with the packing!


We Now Need Your Help to Fill 2014’s Stockings!

Operation Santa has shipped over 200,000 Christmas stockings to our deployed  troops to date because of all of the incredible volunteers from all 50  states. A week before Thanksgiving, 10,000 stockings will be stuffed and shipped to all branches of our Armed Forces serving  around the globe, Combat Support Hospitals, and K-9 units. Our first  priority is to ship to troops deployed to war zones.

Operation Santa 2014 is now well underway! Our goal again this year is to sew, stuff, pack, and ship 10,000  handmade Christmas stockings to our troops serving their country  overseas. Our mission is to give troops a little gift of holiday cheer and comfort while reminding them that their service is not forgotten.

Between now and November, Operation Santa will be collecting items at various  events and locations around Central Illinois  Items collecting and drop  off locations will be posted on (link to donation items) and also on our Facebook page.  You may contact our Board members at here or on Facebook

Please follow us on Facebook: Operation Santa-Central Illinois, or visit  updates and pictures on this website to see the impact of what you have made, see the Thank  Yous and pictures received back from the grateful soldiers who have  received stockings at the Christmas Season.


If you have a loved one serving overseas, we will be accepting names  beginning in October 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014.  We will then ask that you send us his / her name, address, and how many are serving in his / her company and we will include them in our shipping.

Due to the economy and significant shipping expense , funds are our  greatest need. Please send your tax deductible gift to Operation Santa, P O Box 1975, Bloomington, Illinois 61702. We are an all-volunteer group  dedicated to serving our deployed troops while they serve our nation.

America, Land of the Free, Because of the Brave


If your group or organization needs cards for which to sign or send our troops, we are pleased to announce that Hallmark has graciously donated many boxes of cards to send to our troops!

Please contact us at Operation Santa for cards you can use (or if you have donations to send) - at the address below::

Operation Santa
PO Box 1975
Bloomington, Illinois 61702



Our HQ is located in the Crossroads Center Mall



From Chicago:
I-55 South to Exit 160, Right onto Illinois Route 9, Right on Wylie Drive


From Springfield/St. Louis:
I-55 North to Exit 160, Left onto Illinois 9, Right on Wylie Drive

Crossroads Center 464 Wylie Drive Normal, IL 61761 (703) 471-7332 A SugarOak Property