It is indeed that time of year again and we are once again recruiting for elves to participate in Operation Covert Santa XIII – 2019.
As with the previous twelve years, Operation Covert Santa remains a very simple idea. Christmas is a very difficult time for sick or injured service members and their families. They are dealing with so many stressful issues in an unfamiliar setting away from home. Providing gifts for their loved ones is often too difficult or impossible under the circumstances. We approach these sick or injured service members and their families and ask them to give us their "Santa List" and to leave the rest to us. Many of them are reluctant at first. It might sound to them as if we are offering charity and they are too proud to even consider that prospect. Our response is to ask them, "Don't you believe in Santa Claus?" This isn't charity. This is simply Santa Claus doing his job.
This is where you come in. Please consider making a cash contribution towards these gifts.
As one of the elves from a previous year pointed out this is the purest form of giving. A gift given and received anonymously.