U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots started working with the Special Santa Program in 1999. We coordinate with the Toys for Tots official coordinator in Anchorage.
Toys for Tots has been a great partner. They have brought Christmas to millions of children in our country throughout the years. All of the toys collected in their boxes in the Valley come to Special Santa to be distributed. There have been many times when we are short on toys and a simple call to the Marines brings the help we need.
Because the Marines are so busy around the rest of the state the men and women of the Midnight Sun Christian Motorcycle Association has coordinated the locations of the boxes and collecting the toys for many years. These dedicated 'elves' work daily in December and have been an important part of the program.
Salvation Army - Mat Su became a partner in 2010. All of the toys collected under the Angel Trees comes to the Special Santa Program. We then provide gifts to families referred by Salvation Army.
Alaska Family Services
Midnight Son Riders Christian
The Midnight Riders have served the Special Santa Program for over ten years.
They oversee the Toys for Tots drop locations collecting the toys and bringing
them to the workshop. This amazing and dedicated group of individuals are
willing to direct parking on parent pick-up days even when the weather is
below zero. They also generously give financially to the program.