A program that has provided Christmas gifts to kids in Delaware County for the past forty years won’t be taking place this year.
Operation Santa Claus has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
Pat Becker, who co-chairs the program with JoEllen Holtorf, says it was a difficult decision.
Becker says they didn’t begin soliciting donations this year for Operation Santa Claus, but donations have come in anyway – they’ll hang on to those donations until the program picks back up in 2021.
For the families who will still need some help this Christmas, Becker hopes that the local schools and churches will be able to keep an eye on anyone who has a need this year and will be able to step up to help as needed.