Special Santa

Hillside Special Santa

Hillside Special Santa is the holiday giving program for Hillside Family of Agencies. This program benefits youth and families who receive residential, community-based, day treatment and/or customized services throughout New York State and the Greater Washington DC area.

Many families of these youth find themselves in need of assistance during the holiday season. As a result of the continuous dedication and generosity of the communities in which our services are offered, the Hillside Special Santa program is able to collaborate with staff and families to provide 3 gifts to each of the youth receiving services, as well as any of their siblings or children residing in that home.

Thank you to all the wonderful donors, community partners and volunteers who help make the holiday season extra special for the youth and families served by the Hillside Special Santa program.

Phone lines open October 2, 2017

Please click below for Community Partners in your region

Western New York (716) 550-1840
Rochester (585) 256-7630
Central New York (315) 396-6938
Greater Washington DC Area (301) 466-3691

For questions or more information please email: ssanta@hillside.com

Special Santa Headquarters

Rochester Region
2075 Scottsville Road
Rochester, NY 14623

Western New York
66 Stevens Street
Lockport, NY 14094

Central New York
215 Wyoming Street
Syracuse, NY 13204

Greater Washington DC Area
6305 Ivy Lane, Suite 420
Greenbelt, MD 20770


Special Santa Headquarters Hours of Operation:

Monday, November 27 - 9am-7pm
Tuesday, November 28 - 9am-7pm
Wednesday, November 29 - 9am-7pm
Thursday, November 30 - 9am-8pm
Friday, December 1 - 9am-7pm

Monday, December 4 - 9am-7pm
Tuesday, December 5 - 9am-7pm
Wednesday, December 6 - 9am-7pm
Thursday, December 7 - 9am-8pm
Friday, December 8 - 9am-7pm

Monday, December 11 - 9am-7pm
Tuesday, December 12 - 9am-7pm
Wednesday, December 13 - 9am-7pm
Thursday, December 14 - 9am-8pm
Friday, December 15 – 9am-7pm
Saturday, December 16 – 9:30am-12:30pm

Monday, December 18 – 9am-7pm
Tuesday, December 19 – 9am-7pm
Wednesday, December 20 – 9am-7pm
Thursday, December 21 – 9am-8pm
Friday, December 22 - CLOSED

Special Santa Community Partners will begin hanging wish tags at their discretion, after November 1st, 2017. Contact your local location for details.

Most Requested Gifts

Art & craft supplies (sketch books, paint sets,etc.)
Backpacks/Duffle bags/Overnight bags
Barbies and Baby Dolls (all ethnicities)
Bath and Body Sets/Toiletries
Board games, card games, puzzles (all ages)
Books (all ages)
Cosmetics (nail polish, eye shadow, lip glosses, etc.)
Fashion accessories and jewelry (male and female)
Fishing Poles and Tackle
Fleece blankets and pillow pets
Hair accessories (clips, decorative headbands)
Hair appliances (blow dryer, straightener, curling iron)
Headphones (under $25)
Hooded / zip up sweatshirts
Infant and toddler toys
Lego sets
Socks (all ages and genders) and undershirts
Model cars, helicopters, airplanes
Outerwear (gloves, hats, mittens, scarves)
Remote control cars/trucks
Sporting equipment (basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, gloves)
Watches (digital and analog)

Community Partners and Sponsors

For a listing of our Community Partners with addresses - please click here Greater Rochester/Syracuse/Buffalo Area