We at Mental Health America in Montgomery are hosting our 71th Annual Operation Santa Claus on Friday, December 9, 2022 . We need your help to ensure Christmas gifts, Christmas cheer and a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus to members of our Friendship Club and residents of the Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority group homes in the Tri County area. Our need is to help adults with mental illness, as many of these individuals have no family to support them. Your monetary gift will provide for not only this season’s Operation Santa Claus but also to maintain our programs in support of our participants working towards recovery.
Past gifts have blessed their lives and have been so appreciated. We hope Operation Santa Claus will be part of your holiday giving.
Charlene Roberson Cynthia Bisbee, Ph.D.
President, Board of Directors Executive Director, MHA Montgomery
Opportunities for giving this year look quite different than in previous years. Although we cannot host our tradition Christmas meal, we still intend to provide cheer, a gift from Santa, and food to our participants. You can volunteer to help in the following ways.
If you prefer to make a monetary donation so that our team of volunteers can shop for gifts and food items, please click on the "Donate" button below.
So much love and spirit was put into OSC, and everyone was so excited to see Santa Claus and his elves and to receive their Christmas presents! We hope to continue this momentum of sharing this love and spirit with our beloved consumers for the next year!
Operation Santa Claus is a long-standing holiday project of Mental Health America in Montgomery. Started in 1952 by MHA volunteer Alice Kidd, the event is an annual gift drive to benefit individuals served by the mental health system. Organizers felt the project would be a worthwhile way to ensure gifts would be distributed to individuals who may not have family with whom to share the holidays.
In the River Region, Operation Santa Claus provides gifts for members of the Friendship and Open Door Clubs, Mental Health Authority group homes, day treatment and CHOICES’ programs, area foster homes, and residents of state mental health facilities. It takes everyone working together to make sure that those who have mental illness are not forgotten during the holidays.
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