Operation Santa Claus

Head Out To Dinner To Help Operation Santa Claus

Operation Santa Claus will be the beneficiary of an upcoming fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant in Manchester.

All you have to do is print out and bring this flyer with you, and Operation Santa Claus will receive a whopping 15 percent from your food and beverage purchases.

Only those who have an Operation Santa Claus coupon will be counted toward this fundraiser. You can take a peek at Margarita’s menu here.

The Operation Santa Claus program is now in its 52nd year of providing NH youth with gifts during the holidays. The program is a non-profit organization run by members of the State Employees’ Association/ SEIU Local 1984. The program began in 1960 when Councilors from the State Employees’ Association voted to help children in need during the holidays. In December of that year, fourteen children received gifts delivered by State Troopers. Over the years, the program has grown exponentially and now provides gifts to more than 3,000 NH children over the holidays. You can read more about the program and find out other ways help here.

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NHRS Kicks Off Its Operation Santa Claus Fundraising Efforts

With an event last week, employees at the New Hampshire Retirement System have started raising money for Operation Santa Claus (OSC).

Workers at the New Hampshire Retirement System held a continental breakfast on Sept. 28 to raise money for the SEA's Operation Santa Claus. The event raised $215 and is the first of three NHRS workers have planned this fall.

Judi Brideau, a retiree service technician, said the continental breakfast held Sept. 28 raised $215 and is the first of three fundraisers for OSC. She said employees, all the way up to the executive director, were very involved.

“Everybody pitched in one way or another,” she said. “People baked for the breakfast, and we charged $5.”

NHRS employees are planning two other fundraisers this year, a bake sale on Halloween and a holiday dessert sale on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Brideau said when the money from the fundraisers is combined with employees sponsoring a child, they hope to sponsor 20 children in total.

Workers at the New Hampshire Retirement System held a continental breakfast on Sept. 28 to raise money for the SEA's Operation Santa Claus. The event raised $215 and is the first of three NHRS workers have planned this fall.

“I think it is a good cause, and that’s why I’m very much involved in doing the fundraisers and being able to help,” she said.

If you’re interested in helping out with Operation Santa Claus, you can find more information here and you can download a sponsor form here. You can also help Operation Santa Claus by heading to the Margarita’s locations in Concord or Manchester on Monday, Oct. 29 for their Full Moon Madness nights. For you, there’s giveaways, contests and food and drink specials; and OSC gets 5 percent of the restaurant’s gross lounge sales for that night.

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