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Operation Santa Claus Ornament

Best Loved Family Recipes - Tailgate & Game Day Edition

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Print and mail our donation coupon

You can find a donation coupon in your Trib or other Trib Total Media newspaper each day starting on Thanksgiving Day. Call Jeanne Siecinski at 724-838-5166 for more information on how to donate.

Soup for a Claus

Tomato Soup The 2nd Annual Soup for a Claus was a big success! Congratulations to 2015 People's Choice Winner Caffe Barista for their Smash Potato soup, and second place winner Sun Dawg Cafe for their Mulligatawny.

Click here for more about Soup for a Claus!

Book Drive

Operation Santa Claus is looking for gently used or new children’s books to distribute to local less-fortunate children during this holiday season. Click here to find out where to drop off your books

Mission Statement

Trib Total Media's Operation Santa Claus campaign has provided a complete holiday dinner for thousands of less fortunate families in the newspaper's service area.

Give the gift of a holiday meal.

Operation Santa Claus is a cooperative effort between Trib Total Media, Shop N Save/Supervalu and the Salvation Army. Since 1984, the Operation Santa Claus campaign has provided a complete holiday dinner to hundreds of thousands of needy families across Southwestern Pennsylvania. Children in those families also receive coloring books, crayons and a new or gently-used storybook as well.

Operation Santa Claus is a registered 501©3, all-volunteer organization. The generosity of our donors and volunteers make the campaign possible. Individuals and families, school groups, service clubs and business organizations all pitch in to help. From donating funds, to organizing and publicizing the fund drive to collecting new and gently-used books, to packing groceries and delivering them to the Salvation Army for distribution, our volunteers and donors are the keys to making Operation Santa Claus a success.

All of the funds raised go towards purchasing the groceries and bags that we distribute. We hope to raise over $120,000 this year, enough to deliver complete holiday meals to more than 7,090 families across five counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania and served by more than two dozen Salvation Army units and corps.

No donation is too small; a contribution of just $17.25 will provide a family of four with all the ingredients for a nutritious and delicious meal this holiday season. Please donate today and help give the gift of a holiday meal to someone less fortunate.