Special Santa

Be a Special Santa—Online!

Hillside program goes live October 30, 2021

Special Santa, Hillside’s annual holiday giving project, is a true community collaboration that unites compassionate individual donors and every Hillside staff member.

Last year, Special Santa provided toys and gifts for thousands of children and families served by Hillside throughout Western and Central New York, and in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Help us do it again this year—starting Saturday, October 30!

How You Can Help

DONATE DIRECTLY and help today! Your support will help brighten the holidays for thousands of children in need.

SHOP ONLINE! Beginning Saturday, October 30, Hillside’s Amazon Smile Charity Page will be your online Special Santa headquarters. Simply choose a region and program, and start shopping—all items will be shipped directly to Hillside program sites.

SPREAD THE WORD! We need your help to tell your friends and neighbors about this important program. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, share our Special Santa posts, and help us make this the most successful Special Santa season ever.

Important 2021 Dates

  • Now through October: Donate anytime to support Special Santa
  • Saturday, October 30: Hillside’s Amazon Smile charity page goes live
  • Saturday, December 11: Last day to place online orders

Getting to Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is the charity arm of the popular Amazon shopping site. If you’ve never shopped there before, simply go to https://smile.amazon.com and select Hillside Children’s Center from the charities listed.

The Special Santa 2021 lists will go live on Saturday, October 30. Any purchases you make through Amazon Smile will direct a portion of your payment to Hillside.

Questions? Contact Us!

If you have any questions about Special Santa 2021, email us today for a quick response. Thank you!