Letters To Santa

Accepting 2017 Orders Soon
We're happy to run the LETTERS TO SANTA program exclusively through Chicago's public schools! It is truly a joy to serve the children in our community. In the past 16 years, we've distributed and answered well over 100,000 Letters to Santa, written by many of the neediest kids in our schools.

We hope you will gather your elves and order letters today!!

2017 IS OUR 16TH YEAR RUNNING THE PROGRAM AND WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO CONTINUE THE TRADITION!

Why not join with your school or business and sponsor several classrooms or even an entire school?

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Q. How does the program work and is there a spending limit?

We collect Letters to Santa written by the neediest children in our schools. Most of the schools in our program are at 95% poverty or higher. We encourage children to ask for items they need and often times they will request winter coats or personal items. The limit is $35 We then distribute their letters to donors throughout the country and ask that a gift in the $30 range be purchased, wrapped and delivered to the child's school. If possible, we ask that you send us an additional $5 per letter to help defray our program costs, for a total limit of $35 per letter.

Because we are a "hands on" charity, we do not do a lot of fundraising. As a result, we are a low to no budget charity and to continue this program, we are in great need funding help. Please send your $5 per letter donations to:

Direct Effect Charities
4044 N. Lincoln Ave
#400
Chicago, IL 60618

Please know this donation is optional and we are happy to send you a letter(s) even if are unable to send us $5.

Q. What age range are the children?

We serve students from 3-20, from Pre-K through the vocational high schools

Q. Can I request a letter from a girl or boy?

You can request a boy or girl as well as age range. We encourage you to request letters from children the same age as yours! It's a wonderful project that will teach them the wonders of giving.

Q. Can I spend more than $30 on my gift?

We ask that you try and stick to that limit. It is not fair to students when one child receives 5 presents while others may receive one. If you wish to spend more, we ask that you send an extra wrapped gift and mark it girl or boy with an age range. There is often a small percentage of gifts that do not make their way to the child for various reasons and it helps the schools to have extras on hand.

Q. Are my donations tax deductible?

Yes, Direct Effect will be happy to send you a tax exempt receipt for your donation.

Q. When does the program begin?

We are well under way! PLEASE ORDER YOUR LETTERS TODAY and we'll get them out as soon as they are in hand! There is NO LIMIT to the number of letters you can order. Whether you want 1 or 1000, we will be happy to provide you with them!




IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT ALL, PLEASE CALL 312.296.5311 FOR ANSWERS!!


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