Supporting the McNabb Center since 1972

Dear Santa

When: October - December 2023

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!

The deadline has passed to sponsor a wish list for this year, but there are still ways to contribute to Dear Santa! You can purchase items through our Amazon Wish List to contribute to children who have a last minute need! Check out the Amazon Wish List here. Monetary donations can be made by visiting and selecting Dear Santa from the “Fund/Campaign” drop down.


Dear Santa Sponsor Interest

Thanks to our generous community, all children have been sponsored for 2022. Please fill out the form if you are interested in sponsoring a child for 2023.

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 2023.