Supporting San Diego's Santee Santas
It’s that time of year again when the Santee Santas’ collections boxes are distributed at locations around Santee County. Click this link to see a list of locations.
“Valley Box has been donating to the Santee Santas since 2003 and will continue to donate hundreds of boxes for this caring, giving organization,” states Connie Lares, Operations Manager for Valley Box.
This year Valley Box has donated over one thousand corrugated boxes for collection and distribution efforts to bring the Spirit of Christmas to the less fortunate members of the Santee community.
About the Santee Santas
This Non-profit Group in its 58th Year of Giving Back to the Community. The Santee Santas Foundation is a local, nonprofit 501 (c) (3) all-volunteer organization that provides struggling families with toys, food and monetary assistance. Santee Santas was established in 1953 by Margaret Ness and Charles Skidmore, Superintendent of the Santee School District. Other key supporters were Perry Shipman, Gelene Harritt and John and Ruth Northcote. The first year four or five families were served, delivery was made by firetruck and Santee was mainly farm and dairy land. The Santee School was the only school, with about 200 students.
The Santee School District assumed the responsibility for coordinating the program until 1985. At that time the school district decided that it should assume a smaller role in the administration of the program and encouraged the establishment of a volunteer organization. Today, Santee Santas has 100s of volunteers and a board of directors consisting of nine members.
Santee Santa's current programs include:
Holiday Food & Toy Drive - Each year a food drive is organized through our local elementary and high schools to bring some holiday cheer to struggling families. With the generous support of local businesses, nonprofit organizations and volunteers alike, food and toys are collected, sorted, boxed, (toys are wrapped) and delivered to Santee families in need each December. In 2011, Santee Santas served over 300 families during the holidays, including 385 children.
Senior Outreach – Seniors who are alone or reside in our nursing home, Stanford Court, are remembered with flowers and gifts during the holidays.
Emergency Fund - This special fund is available to assist families in crisis throughout the year.
For more information about the Santee Santas:
Patty White, Chairman, 619-258-5947, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Valley Box Company
San Diego’s leading packaging manufacturer, Valley Box Co., provides comprehensive package design for today’s industrial packaging challenges. We provide our customers with packaging solutions that include: custom design, manufacturing, and just in time fulfillment.
Valley Box design and engineering services focus on providing total value with cost-effective solutions for the entire enterprise. By focusing on the "non-core" elements of our customers' production process, we enable them to focus their time, investment and talent on their own manufacturing expertise.
For more information about Valley Box Company:
Valley Box Company Inc.www.ValleyBox.com