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Welcome to Santa’s Cause


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Founded in 2005 by Robin Donarumo of Sanford, Maine, Santa’s Cause strives to make a difference in our community during the stressful holiday season. What started as a simple desire to make sure needy children in Maine's Foster Care System had at least one gift to open on Christmas morning, has grown to the distribution of about 2000 toys and gifts (2016) in a 6-week time period.

Santa’s Cause provides age appropriate gifts, and holiday support to an ever increasing number of families in need in our York County Maine communities. Requests come in from our pre-approved third-party referring individuals - counselors, teachers, social workers, child protective services, etc. Thanks to the support of our community and volunteers, we have never left a request for help unanswered.

Imagine being the parent that has to tell your child that Santa isn't coming to their house this year! Can you picture your child’s wishful face peering through the window on Christmas morning in a desperate hope that maybe, just maybe, Santa is only running late. These are the visions that motivate us each year to be there to help these families during the stressful holiday season.

To provide help to those in need, we reach out to businesses and private citizens in York County Maine for donations of toys, clothing and monetary contributions. We take pride in the fact that EVERY gift donated to our program stays in York County, and EVERY penny donated stays local, within our program. At this time all of our staff are volunteers. No individual is compensated for their services. All monetary donations go directly to purchasing gifts or to cover minor administrative costs (ie. post office box, phone, letterhead, postage, etc.).

Our challenge is that because we are a "last resort" organization, we seldom know in advance to what extent our help will be needed. We will be called upon to help with 500 or more children each year.

PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer accepting applications for 2017. We have met our maximum. If you need support, please apply through Toys for Tots, the Salvation Army, your town hall, or check Thank you! and Merry Christmas!!!


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