The holidays can be both an exciting and stressful time of year. For military and Coast Guard families it may also mean one or more parent is away from home on duty or deployed. Operation Santa Claus relieves some of the burden. We host Holiday Parties where children receive toys, can choose a gift for their parents, and enjoy pony rides, petting zoo, food and pictures with Santa. This is made possible by the generous donations of toys, gifts, decorations, wrapping paper, and funding from individuals, grants, and businesses. The program also provides child and family recreation opportunities throughout the year to relieve some of the stress and anxiety when a parent or loved one is deployed. To Donate or Volunteer for Operation Santa Claus please visit our Donate and Volunteer pages.