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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 6, 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, 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  (e.g.finger paint, color magic sets, sketch pads, drawing pencils, craft kits)

Tonka Trucks and Hot Wheel Cars

Building Toys (e.g. Legos, Lincoln Logs, Erector Sets)

Ethnic Baby Dolls

Board Games (for ages 8 yrs+)

Board Books for Infants and Toddlers

Electronics (Family oriented/kid friendly games and accessories for Wii game system)

Sports Equipment (footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, etc.)


Dress-up clothes

Pop-up tents

Play kitchen food

Infant/toddler push toys/ride-on

Hoodies, Sleep Pants (all teen/adult sizes)

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