Supporting the Helen Ross McNabb Center since 1972

2020 Dear Santa Program

When: Seeking Sponsors Now!

Where: Drop-off arranged individually

For more than 20 years, the Center has provided holiday gifts for children up to 18 years of age through the Dear Santa program. Children in need served by the Center and their siblings receive donated gifts. Last year, the Center provided gifts and holiday parties to more than 2,300 East Tennessee children and families in need. This was made possible individuals and organizations in the community who participate as a sponsor in the Dear Santa program.

Sign up below to sponsor a child’s wish list. Please note, while there is no minimum purchase amount, we request a minimum of four gifts per child as this is all they will receive this holiday season. Wish lists will be ready for distribution in late October/early November. Once you sign up, wish list(s) and drop off instructions will be emailed directly to the email provided below.

For additional questions, or if you or your group is interested in organizing a toy drive for Dear Santa, please contact Rebecca McKnight at

Thank you for helping to provide children with the most need and the least resources the opportunity to experience a happy, unforgettable holiday season!