SANTA'S LITTLE HELPERS, INC.
Thank you for supporting our craft show!
Santa’s Little Helpers, Inc. first holiday market was a big success! We raised money and received pajama donations for our pajama program. A big thank you to our sponsors, talented vendors, amazing volunteers, and the community for their support. A special thanks to John Knox Presbyterian Church for allowing us the opportunity to showcase their beautiful facility and host our first craft show. We would also like to thank Conductor Pete from the Louisville Free Public Library, Santa Pat the Derby City Kringle, and Julie Engelhardt Mrs. Claus for being at our event. On behalf of Santa’s Little Helpers, Inc. we wish you all a happy holiday season!
Thank you to our sponsors!
FOSTER CARE FACTS (Data as of 11/7/21)
9,091 Children in out-of-home care in the state of Kentucky
881 Children in out-of-home care in Jefferson County
(Data from www.chfs.ky.gov)
Our mission is to help build the self-esteem and confidence of foster children by building a foundation of literacy, personal growth, and development.
560 Pajamas donated to foster children in residential facilities.
839 Books donated to our Little Free Library.
207 Bags donated to social workers for foster children in transition.
50 Packs of undergarments donated to foster children in residential facilities.
500 back to school supplies to foster children in residential facilities.
It' Takes A Village
Keep Our Kids Reading Enrichment Program
SLHI Little Library
Our Library allows children to have convenient access to books anytime of the year. We keep our library stocked with books for all children to take and keep, or return to our library. The goals of this program are to provide children with access to books and to grow home-based libraries.
In the summer of 2020, we partnered with our local public library. The library donated books to our program and to Christmas in July Curbside Book Giveaway. We had over 120 visitors in attendance. We truly appreciate our community partners.
Book Bag Project
Our program provides social workers in our community with a book and a bag for kids who are transitioning to out of home placements. The goal is to get away from transporting children's belongings in garbage bags and give them a book as a gift to ease the transition.
Santa's Little Helpers Story Time
Our story time sessions are designed to encourage reading, provide reading interventions, and promote literacy. Last year, we filmed and aired our program on our YouTube channel. This year, we plan to move to in person story time in the fall.
Our program is hosted by volunteers and guest artists. Please visit our channel at Santa's Little Helpers, Inc. YouTube channel or click on the YouTube icon to view an episode.
Pajamas for Christmas Program
Pajamas for Christmas Program helps foster children setup a bedtime routine, and feel safe when they go to bed. Gifting new pajamas to foster children helps to develop a bedtime routine, build self-esteem, and cultivates a sense of security at night. We provide children in residential facilities a pair of pajamas for Christmas. We have donated over 500 pajamas in the past four years.
We are so happy you’re interested in getting involved with our work here at Santa's Little Helpers, Inc.. There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, you’ll become a valuable part of our Nonprofit Organization and help to strengthen our operations. You can support us with your time, talents or gifts. Please email us for more details.
Make a Donation
Here at Santa's Little Helpers, Inc., we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Santa's Little Helpers, Inc. an even better Nonprofit Organization. We offer several ways for you to participate in our fundraising drives. You can give through PayPal Giving by clicking the donate button. You can select us as your charity on the NextDoor.com and AmazonSmile. If you would like for us to do the shopping for you, you can click the "Donate" button above to make a monetary donation. You can also purchase items on our wish list by clicking here on the link AmazonSmile Charity List. Please email us at email@example.com for more information or check out our Facebook page for upcoming fundraisers.
Board of Directors
Sharon T. Ray
Board Vice President & Secretary
Chief Executive Officer
S. Thompson & Associates
Michelle T. Williams
Founder & Executive Director
Santa's Little Helpers, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
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