Secret Santa is the social service arm of our agency that provides supportive services to our clients.
Secret Santa is a health care incentive program that provides about 800 children with gifts every Christmas. All children who attend our pediatric clinic for their annual exam and dental exam qualify to receive Secret Santa gifts. Each child is provided with warm clothes, toys and school supplies tailored to their age and areas of interest. This program is a success thanks to the many volunteer elves who work in Santa’s workshop all year round and supportive businesses, organizations and individuals in the community for their donated time, in-kind gifts and monetary contributions.
Adopt a Child
Our elves are hard at work to make sure more than 800 children’s wishes come true this Christmas. But we need more generous elves to help stuff stockings! When you adopt a child, you will receive their first name, age, sizes and “wished for” items. You will fill their complete Christmas wish list and return the bags to Santa’s workshop by Wednesday, November 23rd. Each child receives these items. This is a great charitable project for a family, group of friends or club. If you would like to adopt a child to fulfill their Christmas needs, please call 708-352-0081.
Help make Christmas magical for more than 800 children by stocking Santa’s shelves this season. For many families, the gifts provided by Secret Santa are the only gifts under their tree. Donate one or more items or host a drive at your workplace, church or club.
Donations of new items can be brought to our Administrative Office located at 23 Calendar Avenue Second Floor in La Grange.
Secret Santa works all year round to provide baby layettes to all the babies born in our Healthy Beginnings prenatal program. Each new mom receives a gift bag with newborn necessities including clothing, diapers, developmental toys and blankets. Consider hosting a baby shower to benefit our babies. High need items include:
- Onesies, sizes 12, 18 and 24 month
- Warm infant and toddler clothing (long sleeved tops, jeans, sweaters/fleece) through size 3T
- Warm infant/toddler sleepers
- Warm crib blankets
- Board books and soft books
- Developmental toys with lights and sounds (batteries, too!)
- Soft baby dolls (age 0-2 years)
- Baby wipes, lotions, bath wash, shampoo
- Sippy cups
Emergency Food Cards
Santa not only fills stockings but works throughout the year to fill our patient’s pantries. Please donate $10 food gift cards from Jewel, Walmart and Aldi to help our patients access fresh food. You can drop off Gift Card Donation at Administrative Office.