Operation Santa Claus

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Lexington Community Foundation
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Giving the Christmas spirit by collecting and distributing items to families in need


raised by 24 people

$20,000 goal


The Lexington Optimist Club has coordinated Operation Santa Claus in Lexington for 38 years. This nondenominational program distributes new, unused items to families in need throughout the community. 

Each year the program strives to serve 120 households - or approximately 300 kids - during the holiday season. Adult head-of-households are invited to choose two age-appropriate gifts per child. The items are wrapped by volunteers and become part of that family's Christmas celebration. 

Optimist members are working to expand the outreach to include more than toys. With the donations received from Give BIG last year, blankets, mittens, and stocking caps were included in the distributions. The gratitude expressed was inspirational.

Help us provide children in need with the best Christmas possible! 

Please support Operation Santa Claus. 

For more information, contact Travis Maloley at (308) 325-6761.

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