Our founding fundraiser, Nicholas Newell and the Saint Nicholas Christmas Foundation Teddy Bear Drive raises funds which are used to purchase new stuffed animals in bulk. Those stuffed animals are then donated to children's hospitals and to first responders to have on hand for incidents involving children. Donors can make a contribution financially to support this initiative. In the effort of uniformity and keeping things sanitary we do not accept donations of used stuffed animals.
Added in 2018, St. Nick's Wishlist raises monetary and gift donations to fulfill the gift wishlists of residents at assisted living facilities who no longer have living family members, or in some cases income. Every year our elves scout high and low for the needs of elders. Starting with 130 residents in 2021, St. Nick's Wishlist has grown to all of coastal NC and 5 states in total. Donors can make a contribution financially or can buy presents directly from the list and drop them off at any one of our drop-off locations.
Bears waiting to be wrapped and taken to Duke Children's Hospital Dec 2015