Operation Santa Claus

St. Vincent de Paul, in partnership with Toys for Tots, is excited to bring Operation Santa Claus back again! Did you know that Operation Santa Claus provides over 12,000 toys for over 3,000 kids who need them the most?


Want to help create a Merry Christmas for one of these families? St. Vincent de Paul needs YOUR help.

Please consider sponsoring Operation Santa Claus by:
Providing toys for one child in need: $20.00

Providing a family with Christmas Dinner: $50.00

Sponsor an entire family’s Christmas presents: $100.00

Sponsor an entire family’s Christmas (dinner & presents) $150.00

Lead sponsorship of Operation Santa Claus (Recognized through media, website, and social media): $5,000
Champion Sponsorship
(Recognized on through media, website, social media, and enshrined in the SVdP Donor Wall of Fame): $10,000
Legacy Sponsor
(Get the Operation Santa Claus distribution space named after you or your company): $50,000

Did you know, SVDP served:

727 families served this year
10,200 individuals with food & clothing assistance
500 clients with furniture & household items

In Partnership with


My name is Steve Havemann, and I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve as the Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul for several years. So much incredible work is going on, with such high levels of impact, it is inspiring to go to work every day!

It is the time of year where some of our most important and impactful work occurs. As the weather turns cold, the need for warmth, shelter, clothing, and food increases. We work to make the holidays happy for those less fortunate than ourselves.

While it seems early to gear-up for the holiday season, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is doing just that. During the months of November and December, we will experience our busiest time of the year.

Your donation to St. Vincent de Paul will:

  • Serve over 1,200 children with toys through Operation Santa Claus
  • Help more than 300 families have a Merry Christmas
  • Provide Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to more than 500 individuals

Our goal this year is to raise $12,000 by November 15 to cover these critical expenses.

Please consider donating to St. Vincent de Paul to support our efforts. We will use 100% of your donation to provide direct service to those most in need in the Des Moines area. On behalf of those we serve and our volunteers and staff, THANK YOU for helping us move people towards self-sufficiency.

Blessings,

Steve Havemann
Executive Director


2018 Hope for the Holidays

Thursday, November 1 – Thanksgiving Requests Please have all requests including numbers of families and individuals submitted to Mission Services.

Saturday, November 17 – 8:00 am-10:00 am – Produce will available for conference pick-up in our 6th Avenue Warehouse.

Saturday, November 17 – noon-2pm – Baskets will be distributed for families that have signed up through Mission Services.

Wednesday, November 14 – Christmas Requests Please have all requests including numbers of families and individuals submitted to Mission Services.

Saturday, December 22 – 8:00 am- 10:00 am – Produce will be available for conference pick-up in our 6th Avenue Warehouse.

Saturday, December 22 – noon-2:00 pm – Baskets will be distributed for families signed up through Mission Services.

Conferences can submit requests via phone at 515-282-8327 ext 17, email ajgross@svdpdsm.org or in person at 1426 6th Ave to Andrew