Welcome to OperationSantaSearch.org!

Locate Local Toy Drives & Organizations

Although OperationSantaSearch.org doesn’t supply gifts and financial aid directly,
We do try to assist you in locating local organizations that can help.

Steps For Seeking and Receiving Assistance

It is with great pleasure that Operation Santa Search provides referral assistance to families experiencing financial hardship this holiday season.  It is the fervent hope of every volunteer at Santa Search that everyone has a warm, safe, and loving Christmas free from worry and despair.

There are a variety of agencies in your area that can be of assistance during the Christmas season:

Your Children’s School:

If your children are of school age, please contact your children’s school. Many schools have programs to assist with gifts or maybe able to steer you to some additional resources . Ask at the front office or have a private chat with the school counselor or principal. These programs are private, nobody knows who they’re helping and nobody is going to know you asked for help.

United Way:

Salvation Army:


Both the United Way and Salvation Army can help with larger needs such as utility assistance, transportation referrals and more. United Way funds the majority of care organizations and they are an absolute wealth of knowledge. We highly suggest keeping their number on file and turning to them whenever you ask yourself "Where can I find help for _______”.
Many areas have 211 service to reach your local United Way, give it a try!


Toys for Tots: (Only available in the United States)

Additional Search Suggestions:

The following steps can be done in the United States and Canada. Other countries may not be as easy however feel free to give it a shot.


Other organizations that can help with the food, utilities, school supplies and other resources are:

If you are a U.S. Military Family:


If you have a pet and seeking assistance:

Plus if you can get help for your pet, maybe you’ll have some extra cash for gifts and other household needs.


We hope you find the above helpful this holiday season and year round!

Operation Santa Search is happy to assist parents in finding organizations that can help in providing a wonderful Christmas for their families. If you are in need of assistance this Christmas, or know of a family that does, please follow the steps above or refer them to our website.  Our primary contact and email address is oss@santasearch.org.

Have a blessed and Very Merry Christmas!