Christmas Toy and Food Drive

Dan and Mary or, Mr. and Mrs. Santa

We’re bringing this charitable opportunity to the attention of our members and friends on at a time when many families may unfortunately not be able to enjoy a normal Christmas this year.

Santa Dan and Merry (Mary) Gromer absolutely love all things Christmas. The lights, the decorations, the music, eggnog, the smell of Christmas trees and pine cones crackling in the fireplace. It has always been a special time for them.

In 2006 just a week before Christmas, a 10-year old boy with his head down showing lots of sadness in his life, sat in Santa’s lap at a local store. He was seriously distraught and told Santa he was having a tough time. “I don’t know what to do, Santa. My mom and dad just separated and my mom moved me to a new place in the middle of the night and left my Dad at our house. My mom said I have to go to a new school, I don’t know anyone, I’m scared and I’m sad. I won’t ever be happy anymore. My mom won’t let my dad know where we live. All I want for Christmas is some happiness and my mom and dad to be back together. Santa, can you tell me what to do?” This little boy shared his heart and all he wanted was to know that Santa was listening and loved him. After Santa said a few words to the little boy, a few moments later, the boy was jumping and smiling and excited about life and Christmas again. The outcome of this made Santa very happy!

This year marks Dan and Mary’s 8th Annual Christmas Toy and Food Drive for needy kids and families. When you book Santa you help the kids out. When you drop food or toys at a donation barrel they go to children and families that need a helping hand.

When you donate through by credit card, your donation is a tax deductible donation to our non-profit “Destiny City Help”. If you choose, you can also call to donate by phone.

Your food donations help stock the local food bank that will help people and families throughout the year.

“We never know who will knock on our door and what they are going through,” say Mr. and Mrs. Santa on their site. “Thank you in advance for helping!”

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