Making Christmas Brighter for the Children of Eligible Military Families Since 1994.
Santa’s Castle is a private 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing Christmas gifts to military families (primarily E-4 and below) who are experiencing financial hardship. We serve all active military in Washington: Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and activated National Guard and Reserves.
Service Members are identified by their Chains of Command (Commander, 1SG and above) or a Chaplain and referred to the program. Once accepted, the Service Member is scheduled for a shopping appointment where they come to Santa’s Castle to select gifts for their child or children.
Our dedicated group of volunteers works year round collecting donations of new toys, books, games, bicycles, stocking stuffers, coloring books, and crayons which we display in the castle for Service Members to select from during their appointment.
Santa’s Castle is 100% donor funded and staffed by volunteers.