Santa’s Cause Inc was founded in 2005 by Kelly Smith. It was her desire to help those in need, especially foster children. The original concept was to provide each foster child in Southern Idaho with a Christmas stocking. Since that time, Santa’s Cause has evolved. Currently, we provided Christmas for all of Idaho Region 5 foster children. We also give out scholarships to foster kids who wish to pursue extra-curricular activities, paying for such things as dance, swim and guitar lessons, to driver’s training, to paying for football uniforms and accoutrements.
We strive to give every foster child a special Christmas. This includes gifts, a handmade stocking, and blankets or quilts. Foster families are incredibly gracious, but they often don’t have the means to make Christmas extra special for the children in their home. Teenagers and young adults are particularly left out, as most donations are toys for young children. Our Christmas program is open to children of all ages in foster care, as well as those who have aged out of foster care within the last two years. We strive to give each child a special Christmas, through donors and our team of volunteer elves!
Sponsoring a child(ren) or young adult in foster care for Christmas means taking care of their gifts for the holiday and that we will not need to shop for additional gifts for this child. Not only are you supporting a child in foster care, but you are also supporting foster families.
Often groups of people (families, friends, classmates, coworkers, businesses, schools, scout troops, etc.) will sponsor a child/sibling set together. If your group is able to sponsor more than one child, please let us know. We like to keep siblings groups together when possible to ensure that they receive equal amounts of gifts.
Foster Parents and Case Managers you can fill out the application for child(ren). Please submit forms ASAP. Applications are assigned on first come, first serve basis.
Our Christmas program is open to children of all ages in foster care, as well as those who have aged out of foster care within the last two years.