Santee Santas60 years of bringing the spirit of the holidays to Santee!

60 years of 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. The volunteers of the Santee Santas Foundation are now resting up from the 2014 Christmas campaign.

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

A great big thank you to those folks who have volunteered to work with the Holiday Program. Information for food donation volunteers will soon be posted here.

All volunteers for the Santee Santas Foundation Annual Holiday Program must sign a waiver to participate. The waivers can be found by clicking here.

Instructions for enrolling in the 2014 Holiday Program can be found by clicking here. The 2014 Holiday Program Application can be found by clicking here.

The Annual Pathway Community Church 5K Waddle and Trot kicked off at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 27, 2014!

2013’s Annual Waddle & Trot Thanksgiving Day 5K Run) was a total success - as was the Santee Santas Foundation's 60th Anniversary Luau held on September 28th, 2013 (photos 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.

Santee Santas Fundraising Event
at Rubio’s Santee
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
from 3:00 pm to Close

Click here for Flyer/Coupon (must be printed and presented at time of purchase)

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.

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