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Substitute Santa 2022: Thank you!

Thank you for helping us 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!

This year, our generous community came together and donated more than 1,000 gifts including trucks, footballs, basketballs, art supplies, clothing, and more! We cannot thank you enough for making this season so special for the children and families who need it the most. 


  • 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 when the dates are released
  • Complete and return a GIFT DONATION FORM with your donation
  • Feel joy knowing you have given children happiness and laughter during the holiday season


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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