Operation Santa has shipped nearly 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, 20,000 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 2013 is now well underway! Our goal again this year is to sew, stuff, pack, and ship 20,000 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(Op Santa Site Contact Us Link) 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 2013 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