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How to donate

Santa Fund donations can be made by completing the online form by clicking "Donate" below or send a check to:

THE SANTA FUND
c/o New Hampshire Union Leader
P.O. Box 9555
Manchester, NH 03108

You can also drop off the printed form in our newspaper and a donation in the Santa Fund box at the Union Leader, 100 William Loeb Drive in Manchester from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Share a holiday greeting

With your donation, the Union Leader will publish a short holiday message in the newspaper. Just write it up exactly as you would have it appear, printing clearly, and mail it along with your donation. If you prefer to donate online, follow the link on the page following the transaction to submit a Christmas message.



For more information, please contact Shannon Sullivan, Union Leader Community Relations Manager, at (603) 206-7833 or ssullivan@unionleader.com


* The New Hampshire Union Leader is responsible for the fundraising and the administration of the Santa Fund. The Salvation Army in Manchester makes all of the decisions (through an application process) regarding assistance to qualified families. Please direct all calls regarding assistance to the Salvation Army at 627-7013.

The Union Leader Santa Fund is a community tradition that has supported the Salvation Army for 53 years. The Santa Fund was first established at the Post Office Fruit in Manchester after a chance 1959 meeting between the Salvation Army major and the then-editor of the Union Leader.

In its first year, the Santa Fund brought in $1,000 to support the Salvation Armyís Christmas effort. Since then, the Santa Fund has raised over $7.1 million, thanks to the generosity of the community and local businesses. Santa Fund dollars continue to provide warm clothing, meals and toys during the holidays, as well as support Kidsí Cafť, summer camps and other critical programs throughout the year.