Santa Sacks: Elementary and 6th-12th
The holiday season can be overwhelming for the families in our district who struggle week to week just to meet their family’s basic needs. Granite Education Foundation’s Elementary Santa Sacks and Santa Sacks 6-12 program helps lighten the holiday load of thousands of those families. Santa Sacks provides students from preschool to high school with gifts including hats, blankets, hygiene kits, books, toys, and gift cards. All recipients of the program are selected by the social workers and counselors in each school. By pairing basic needs items with a holiday gift, we hope students come back from the holiday break with something to talk about.
In 2009, a group of volunteers generously donated their time to tackle this increasing need. In its first year, the Elementary Santa Sack program helped just 200 students. With years of experience, this entirely volunteer-led initiative serves upwards of 3,500 students.
In 2017, Granite Education Foundation realized that many older students throughout the district were also going without during the holiday season while many of their younger siblings were served. Santa Sacks 6th-12th was founded as a major holiday assistance program that solely focuses on providing basic need items and holiday gifts to students in junior high and high school. Serving more than 1,500 students, this program targets some of the most vulnerable families in our district.
If you would like to help, we welcome support! Our Santa Sack programs are a year round effort to gather donations, assemble, and deliver over 5,500 Santa Sacks. Take a look at how you can help with Santa’s workshop today.
ALL ITEMS MUST BE NEW:
- Stuffed Animals
- Art and Craft Kits
- Curling Irons
- Hair Care Items-Brushes, Clips, Elastics, Headbands
- Cars and Trucks-Remote and Non-Battery
- Soccer Balls, Basketballs and Footballs
- Board Games
- Books-Illustrated, Early Readers and Chapter
- Fleece Blankets
If you would like to shop for any of these items on Amazon visit our Amazon Wishlist to make it easier.
*Please Note: All items must be new.
If you would like to make a donation, please visit our donation form here.