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Substitute Santa 2022

Help put the ‘Happy’ in ‘Happy Holidays’ for local children and teens

Sadly, many children and families express added stress during the holiday season. Child Saving Institute's (CSI) Substitute Santa program is here to help bring additional support and joy to those who need it most.

Whether through its Mental Health Services, Prevention Services, Early Childhood Education program or Child Welfare Services, CSI is here to provide support, guidance and love to children and their families all year long. We cannot do this without your generous support!

How can we come together as a community and create a memorable and happy holiday season for kids and families? Let’s give ALL kids a holiday they will never forget and provide toys, clothing and necessities so their final memories of 2022 are filled with smiles, joy and laughter!


  • Shop from the Wish List below or visit our Amazon Wish List for more ideas
  • Drop off unwrapped gifts (with tags intact) to CSI  at 4545 Dodge St., Omaha
     anytime on December 7 - 9, 2022  between  9am-3pm
  • Complete and return a GIFT DONATION FORM with your donation
  • Feel joy knowing you have given children happiness and laughter this holiday season


Infants and Toddlers
Diapers, wipes, diaper bags, baby wash/lotions, bibs, crib sheets, learning toys, push toys, ride-on toys, wooden blocks, toy cars/trucks, board books, Pack ‘n Plays, bassinets

Barbies, blocks, play kitchen food, dress-up clothes, baby dolls, board games, puzzles

Hoodies, sweatpants, leggings, sports equipment, duffle bags, perfume/cologne sets, make-up kits, curling/flat irons, bath and body sets, earbuds, cordless bluetooth speakers

Arts and crafts supplies for all ages, coats, journals, batteries


For more information or to arrange a donation drop off, please contact Julie  Oberlies at joberlies@childsaving.org or 402.504.3634.


Continued thank you to our partner, friend and 2022 Substitute Santa Event Sponsor, SCHEELS!

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