Santa’s Daughters Get an Upgrade in Grand Rapids
They are back and better!
The Santa Claus Girls occupy a space inside the old DeltaPlex building for the next five years.
With this announcement, Santa’s Daughters can reach and impact more children aged 12 and under and the lives of their families.
Santa Claus Girls President Tine Hudson told WoodTV how much this new lease will help their organization.
“Last year we didn’t have a permanent place so we only had to work four days in a drive-thru and could do maybe around 25 per cent of our usual number of kids.”
For over 100 years, this volunteer-based nonprofit organization has helped thousands of families throughout the Grand Rapids area during the Christmas holidays.
When a gift is given to a child in Kent County, Santa’s daughters give them a toy, a book, cozy hats, pajamas and mittens for the winter.
With the expensive rental of the building and the purchase of gifts for Kent County children, they are seeking donations from individuals and corporations to achieve their goal.
Hudson says Santa’s daughters,
“are taking a gamble and hoping the community can come and help us with donations so we can meet our obligations to pay the lease.”
To date, according to their website, they have raised $12,975 of their $200,000 goal.
If you would like to register your family for their help, you can find information here.
Santa’s Daughters are doing great things in the community, so if you’d like to help their cause this holiday season, there’s more information on how you can volunteer your time or donate to their goal here. .
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