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Santa's Helpers is a group of community members keeping the long-time Fairbanks tradition of Santa's Clearing House alive. Santa's Clearing House was started by Mr. Snedden, former owner of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. North Star Community Foundation is now the home for over 40 volunteers.

Donations are needed to complete the 2017 program.

To contribute to the 2017 Santa's Helpers effort, use our online donation page to do so via Credit Card or PayPal. If you wish to contribute by check, fill out the online donation form, tell us you want to pay later.  You will get instructions on where to mail your donation check.

With community support, families will receive a weeks worth of staples, a holiday meal and gifts for each child under age 18.

Local 302 Laborers Union contributes a load of toys to Santa's Helpers.

Denice of Santa's Helpers accepts a donation from Local 302 Laborers Union.

Your generosity allows Santa's Helpers to receive community referrals to continue to have neighbors helping neighbors though a week's worth of staples, a holiday meal and gifts for each child under age 18. Coordination with Love INC, The Salvation Army and other organizations helps prevent overlapping services and provide for as many children as possible.

In the tradition of the Sneddens and the Daily News Miner family, Santa's Helpers also works annually with many groups and organizations such as the Fairbanks Community Food Bank, Red Cross, Santa's Senior Center, The Doll Ladies, and UAF Nanook Hockey to spread holiday cheer. You are a part of a true community endeavor we hope will be in Fairbanks for years to come.

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