Supporting the McNabb Center since 1972

Dear Santa

When: October - December 2022

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 nearly 2,200 East Tennessee children and families in need. This was made possible by individuals and organizations in the community who participate as a sponsor in the Dear Santa program.

For additional questions, or if you or your group is interested in organizing a toy drive for Dear Santa, please contact Amy Cattran 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!

If you want to help, but cannot sponsor a wish list, you can purchase items through our Amazon Wish List to contribute to children who have a need, but may not have received a sponsor! Check out the Amazon Wish List here.

Sponsor a Child for the Holidays

Sign up to become a sponsor for Dear Santa! *Please note that this form should not be used to request a sponsor or wish list for your child. To request your child be added to the Center's Dear Santa program, please contact their case manager.
  • Please enter a number greater than or equal to 1.
  • Please note that all requests will be taken into consideration, but are not guaranteed. You cannot request to sponsor a specific child.

Dear Santa Volunteer Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Dear Santa! We will be in touch when opportunities open up in late 2022.