After months of work, lots of shopping, wrapping and sorting, the elves at Operation Santa Claus have set Delivery Day – when National Guard troops deliver toys to DHHS district offices across the state – for 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. You’re invited to join us and spread some cheer to children around the Granite State.
Operation Santa Claus is completely run by SEA/SEIU Local 1984 member volunteers. The process begins with caseworkers at DHHS who identify children in need. Next, volunteers match up potential sponsors with children. State employees are among the biggest supporters, with chapters often sponsoring hundreds of children. In all, the program will help around 3,000 children once again this year.
On Delivery Day, volunteers load pre-sorted gifts onto National Guard trucks, which will deliver those gifts to DHHS district offices. Caseworkers at those DOs will then connect with parents and guardians to coordinate the last leg of the journey.
You’re invited to join us Wednesday at 8 a.m. at OSC’s headquarters, the Department of Transportation warehouse at 11 Stickney Ave. in Concord. We hope to see you there.