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LETTERS TO SANTA 2016
 

WE ARE OFFICIALLY OUT OF LETTERS!
 
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION USING THE PAYPAL LINK ON OUR HOME PAGE
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT! 
 
 
 
 
We are under way for 2016, our 15th year and now taking orders for Letters to Santa! From 1 to 1000, no number is too big or small! Schools are currently preparing and letters will be in our hands by November 10 or sooner!
 
 
 

We're happy to run the LETTERS TO SANTA program exclusively through Chicago's public schools! It is truly a joy to serve the children in our community. In the past 14 years, we've distributed and answered well over 100,000 Letters to Santa, written by many of the neediest kids in our schools.

2016 IS OUR 15TH YEAR RUNNING THE PROGRAM AND WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO CONTINUE THE TRADITION!

We hope you will  gather your elves and  order letters today!!  

  Why not join with your school or business and sponsor several classrooms or even an entire school?

FAQS

How does the program work and is there a spending limit?

We collect Letters to Santa written by the neediest children in our schools. Most of the schools in our program are at 95% poverty or higher. We encourage children to ask for items they need and often times they will request winter coats or personal items. The limit is $35

We then distribute their letters to donors throughout the country and ask that a gift in the $30 range be purchased, wrapped and delivered to the child's school.  If possible, we ask that you send us an additional  $5 per letter  to help defray our program costs, for a total limit of $35 per letter. Because we are a "hands on" charity, we do not do a lot of fundraising. As a result, we are a low to no budget charity and  to continue this program, we are in great need  funding help.  Please send your $5 per letter donations to;

Direct Effect Charities

4044 N. Lincoln Ave

#400

Chicago, IL 60618

Please know this donation is optional and we are happy to send you a letter(s) even if are unable to send us $5.  

 

What age range are the children?

We serve students from 3-20, from  Pre-K through the vocational high schools

Can I request a girl or boy?

You can request a boy or girl as well as age range. We encourage you to request letters from children the same age as yours! It's a wonderful project that will teach them the wonders of giving.

 Can I spend more than $30 on my gift?

 We ask that you try and stick to that limit. It is not fair to students when one child receives 5 presents while others may receive one. If you wish to spend more, we ask that you send an extra wrapped gift and mark it girl or boy with an age range. There is often a small percentage of gifts that do not make their way to the child for various reasons and it helps the schools to have extras on hand.

Are my donations tax deductible?

Yes, Direct Effect will be happy to send you a tax exempt receipt for your donation.

When does the program begin?

We are well under way! PLEASE  ORDER YOUR LETTERS TODAY and we'll get them out as soon as they are in hand! There is NO LIMIT to the number of letters you can order. Whether you want 1 or 1000, we will be happy to provide you with them!

Please feel free to call 312.296.5311 with any questions you may have!

What a school looks like leading up to the big day.....
Thanks for all the smiles you create and hearts you touch!
 

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WE'RE KEEPING SANTA BUSY!!

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PILES OF SMILES!

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THANKS SANTA!!