Operation Santa Claus is a non-profit organization. Its purpose is to provide
an individual toy of choice for less fortunate kids in Lincoln for Christmas.
The concept is meant to let these kids know that someone cares for them
as individuals, rather than as a nameless group who normally would receive
undesignated Christmas gifts.
KFOR’s Operation Santa Claus has been providing Christmas presents to
Lincoln’s less fortunate children since its inception in 1948. The ages range
from 1-13 years old, or up to 16 if the child is mentally or physically handicapped.
The concept worked beautifully, serving about 200 orphans that first year. Since
then, the program has continued on KFOR every year. The number of children
has grown tremendously since 1948. In 2013, KFOR’s Operation Santa Claus
served over 3,000 children in the city of Lincoln. Throughout the years there have
been some changes. There are not many children in orphanages. Today, most
of the less fortunate children live with their parents, or in foster homes. Working
with local social service agencies and the National Guard, along with local
merchants, we are able to provide all of these youngsters with one brand new
toy or gift “of their choice”to open on Christmas morning.
To send a monetary donation, please click on the Donate button below,
drop your donation off at the station, or mail it to us using the address
below. Please be sure to put Operation Santa” on the envelope.
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Contact: Vicki Marker 402-325-7735
KFOR Operation Santa Claus
3800 Cornhusker Hwy.
Lincoln, NE 68504