Operation Santa Claus has two new co-chairs.
Jane Murphy and Kathy Swift are taking over the leadership role from Pat Becker and JoEllen Holtorf, who led the organization for the past thirty years.
Swift says both she and Murphy have big shoes to fill.
Operation Santa Claus is a mission to assist Delaware County families with children ages 0-18 with Christmas gifts of coats, boots, clothing, books and toys. The program is funded through grants and donations – and Swift says they’re working on some fundraising ideas, including a Run/Walk – with more details to come on that.
Families who need assistance providing Christmas gifts for their children are encouraged to apply for the program now.
In the weeks to come, trees will be set up at several local businesses in the weeks to come – giving you the chance to pick an ornament tag off the tree and purchase the gift requested on the tag. But Murphy says you don’t have to wait for trees – they’d be happy to accept any donations in the meantime.
And the new co-chairs would like to thank the community for supporting Operation Santa Claus all these years.