School supplies can be a significant cost especially for junior enlisted personnel and those with multiple children in the home who, based on relatively low military pay combined with high cost of living are already struggling to meet basic needs
The holidays can be both an exciting and stressful time of year. For military and Coast Guard families it may also mean one or more parent is away from home on duty or deployed. Operation Santa Claus relieves some of the burden.
With the help of a group of local businesses we established the first of its kind Baby Pantry where donated items can be used by families with new born children. The program has been expanded to include baby supplies, clothes, child safety equipment, furniture and more.