Operation Santa is an annual relief program that provides a Christmas for San Diego families who cannot afford it themselves.  Our goal is to help as many of these families actually experience a true Christmas by bringing them food, clothing, and gifts!

ANNOUNCEMENTS (updated 10/10/2015)
Operation Santa 2015 has officially ended. All matched families should have received gifts or should receive gifts in the next week or so. We have helped over 100 families this year! Due to the high volume of applicants, we were unable to accommodate each family. However, we welcome everyone to apply again next year! Nominations and adoptions open at the beginning of October and close in the middle of November. Matched families and adopters should be contacted by the end of November and beginning of December. So please look out for announcements around the mentioned times next year! Thank you to everyone for participating in our program. Thank you to everyone for their participation in this year's Operation Santa!
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There are 3 ways YOU can get involved:

We accept nominations of families in need from all around San Diego County. You can either nominate your own family or the families of your friends, neighbors, or co-workers. We chose the families most in need from these nominations and we try our best to help them out!
You can sign up to be an adopter of these nominated families. By adopting, you will be helping a family during the holiday season. You will receive the nominated family's wishlist and from there you can shop for gifts and basic necessities for the family. You will also have the opportunity to contact your adopted family directly and deliver the gifts personally!

We accept both monetary and non-monetary donations year round!
Check out our donation tab on the top right of the page for more information!


2013 Donors

UCSD Greeks - $4,580
Melissa Jayden - $500
Brian Ouyang - $200
Lam Family - $140
Jeannie Ong - $100
Phillip Gribnau - $50
Schuyler Baldwin - $50
Trisha Ellis - $20
Torrey Pines Rotary Club - 445 stuffed animals and toys



Alisha Sears & TD Ameritrade
Allie Farmer & Family
Amanda Alcantar & Family
Anders Tse & Alternative Breaks at UCSD
Andrew Tressel & U.S. Navy HSM-71
Angie Garcia & Family
Anna Benz & Company
Billy Jamili & UCSD Phi Gamma Delta
Carolyn Noack & Family
Casey Leblanc & New Venture Escrow
Catherine Yuan & Friends
Christina Findley & American Specialty Health
Claire Wanner & Family at Sproutography
Cory Burleson & Family
Danielle Mestas & Stephen W. Hawking
Charter School

Denise Jasenovec & OLP Varsity Cheer
Dennis Bauman
Edward Cheng & Friends
Eliana Solis & Hermanas Unidas de UCSD
Erika McKown
Erika Menendez & UCSD Phi Lambda Rho
Erin & Chris Mizicko
Eun Ji Baek & UCSD Alpha Epsilon Delta
Fatima Bosma & Family
Florie Wong & Public Consulting Group
Frank Genevieve & Friends

Gin Tasulus & Friends
Glenn Crouch & Family
Heather Lee
Holly Melehy & Friends
Iris Crowe-Lerma
Jacque Whaley & Family
Jason Yee & UCSD Pre-Pharmacy Society
Jeff Eggen & Holiday Foliage Inc.
Jeffrey Rawles & Company
Jennie Wong & SDSU Alpha Phi Omega
Jessica Luna & Family
Joseph Atangan & Muir College Residents
Joshua Vallecillos & UCSD Theta Tau
Julianna Brazil & Family
Julie Li & UCSD Alpha Kappa Psi
Julina Bert & Family
Justin Hittinger & Vemma
Justin Luu & UCSD VSA/CASA
Justine McQuade & Xi Sigma Pi
Kaitlin Douglass & Family
Katherine Gifford & Friends
Kelly Wong & UCSD Alpha Phi Omega
Kim Tran & UCSD Student Health Advocates
Krista Lipari & Family
Kristine Duong & Friends


Kristine Vanzutphen
Kylee Willis & Family
Lani LoCoco & Family
Laura Downey
Lauren Ocampo & Family
Lauren Sambazis & Family
Leslie Salmo & Family
Lindsey Maeda
Marc Doss & Family
Mark Iverson & AmWINS Transportation Underwriters, Inc.
Marlene Martinez & TASC, Inc.
Matt Chaffee & Littler Mendelson P.C.
May Ling Tay & Connie Tran
Melissa Ortega & Friends
Melody Au-Yeung & Friends
Michael Liu and Friends
Michael Swin & SDSU Andres Bonifacio Samahan
Michele McDaniel & Rady Children's Hospital
Mike Feeley & Family
Mike Reinboth & Family
Netmi Balanzar
Niki Perri & Red Cross at UCSD
Nina England
Peggy Ip & UCSD Engineers for a Sustainabale World
Peter Yan & National Student Nurses Association
Rebecca Vela & Family
Samantha Spurlock & United Power Contractors
Samantha Story and Family
Sandi Cuomo & Costco Wholesale
Sandra McCormack & Friends
Sandy Duong & Friends
Sang Nguyen & Family
Sarah Greenlee & Family
Sophie Man & UCSD Tau Beta Pi
Stephen Henrie & Friends
Stephen Shepherd & College Democrats at UCSD
Steve de la Torre & Family
Sucharita Krishna & Residents
Tara & Family
Tessa Cross & Friends
Tunisia Simon & Little Angel Wings
Ver Belt & Family
Vi Nguyen & UCSD Circle K
Wileen Chu & UCSD alpha Kappa Delta Phi
William Bulman & UCSD InterVarsity
William Shepherd & Family





1. Publicize awareness for nominations

2. Call families, buy and wrap gifts

3. Deliver gifts to families