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Bring Joy to Children this Holiday Season through Substitute Santa!

Dec. 9 - 11 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Through Child Saving Institute's Substitute Santa program, you can bring joy to hundreds of children and teens living in our community.

Helping Child Saving Institute's kids have a happy holiday is a big job and we could not do it without you!

Thank you for your support and thank you for being part of our Child Saving Institute family this holiday season and all year long.



Bring or mail your gift cards to Child Saving Institute, attn: Grace, 4545 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68132, by December 11, 2019.

If you choose to purchase gifts, please bring your UNWRAPPED gifts to Child Saving Institute  with all tags intact.

Make an on-line donation by clicking the below link.

Donate to Substitute Santa

For more information or to schedule a drop-off, please contact Grace at gpeterson@childsaving.org or 402-504-3634.

 Please shop from the following holiday wish list

Did you know that Child Saving Institute (CSI) utilizes donations to Substitute Santa all year long? We help families celebrate their children's birthdays and other significant events and achievements.

If you would like to make a difference for kids this holiday season, please consider donating Gift Cards. Gift Cards are easy to buy and they help ensure equity among the children and teens served by Child Saving Institute. Cash donations are also always appreciated and allow the staff to purchase clothing and other essentials for children.

Gift Cards (e.g. Target, Walmart) $10 - $25 increments (Gift Cards provide flexibility and allow staff to shop for the recipient’s “dream” gift!)

Movie Passes (Special outings are so important to all children!)

Arts & Crafts Supplies  (sketch pads, drawing pencils, craft kids, finger paint, Color Magic sets)

Tonka Trucks

Building Toys (Legos, Lincoln Logs, Erector Sets)

Ethnic Baby Dolls

Board Games (for ages 8 yrs+)

Board Books for Infants and Toddlers

Hoodies & Sleep Pants (teen/adult sizes)

Sports Equipment (soccer balls, basketballs)

Infant Specific (diapers, wipes, diaper bags, baby wash/lotion, 3-12 month clothing)

Pack & Plays or Bassinets for infants

Push & Ride-on Toys

Dress-up Clothes

Play Kitchen Food


Perfume/Cologne Sets

Make-up Kits


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