For Santa's Helpers, Christmas Comes Twice a Year
Christmas in July
The Story of Christmas
While many are relaxing and enjoying post-Christmas bliss on the 26th, Santa's Helpers springs into action. We immediately go back to work for the next year.
One year ends, and we start all over again with smiles on our faces from all the amazing families we were able to serve.
48 Years of Giving
We began in 1968 when our founder, Rita Swiener, heard from a professor about a family that had fallen through the cracks of social support and would not be helped over Christmas. Knowing the importance of Christmas gift-giving, Rita and a few friends sprang into action and provided presents for every single member of the family. Since that day, Santa's Helpers has provided the spirit of Santa to thousands of St. Louis families over the years.