December 10-12 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Drop all unwrapped gifts and gift cards off at 4545 Dodge St. by Dec. 12
Ho, Ho, Hope YOU’LL be a Substitute Santa this year!
Through the Child Saving Institute Guild’s Substitute Santa program, you can put the happy in Happy Holidays for hundreds of children and teens in our community. Whatever holiday you celebrate personally— Christmas, Hanukah, the winter solstice or Kwanza—helping Child Saving Institute's kids have a happy holiday and childhood is a big job and we absolutely couldn't do it without you! Thank you for your support and thank you for being part of our CSI family this holiday season and all year long.
How Substitute Santa Works
• Please shop from the below “Holiday Wish List”
• Bring or mail your gift cards to CSI, 4545 Dodge, 68132, by December 12; If you choose to purchase gifts, please bring your gifts to CSI UNWRAPPED with all tags intact from December 10 - 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Gifts must arrive by December 12 to allow our staff sufficient time to distribute them before the holidays);
• Make an on-line donation by clicking the below link
For more information or to arrange drop-off of a large quantity of gifts, please call Cali at 402.504.3661 to schedule a drop-off time. Also ask Cali about opportunities for you and your friends/coworkers to purchase a single, large group gift!
Holiday Wish List
If you would like to make a difference for kids this holiday season, please consider donating Gift Cards. Gift Cards are easy to buy, easy for CSI to store, and they help ensure equity among the children and teens CSI serves. Cash donations are also always appreciated and allow the staff to purchase clothing and other essentials for kids—especially for hard-to-shop-for teens.
Gift Cards (e.g. Visa, MasterCard, Target, Walmart) $10 - $25 increments (Gift Cards provide
flexibility and allow staff to shop for the recipient’s “dream” gift!)
Movie Passes (Special outings are so important to CSI’s kids!)
Arts & Crafts Supplies (e.g. sketch pads, drawing pencils, craft kits)
Tonka Trucks and Hot Wheel Cars
Building Toys (e.g. Legos, Lincoln Logs, Erector Sets)
Ethnic Baby Dolls
Board Games (for ages 8 yrs+)
Board Books for Infants and Toddlers
Hoodies, Sleep Pants (teen/adult sizes, especially XXL+)
Sports Equipment (footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, etc.)
Electronics (Family oriented/kid friendly games and accessories for Wii game system)