Calling All Holiday Elves!

Thank you to everyone who supported Operation Santa this year! We are so grateful to everyone who donated to the gift drive and made Operation Santa 2021 a success. Our goal this year was to get presents under the Christmas tree for the 171 moms and 209 kids in our programs. Thanks to the generosity of our New Moms community, we received over 2140 donated gifts for moms and kids — the most ever! With the help of 64 volunteers, all the items were unboxed, packed, and delivered to families in time for the holidays.

Click here to read more and to check out our Operation Santa scrapbook!

Donated and need a tax receipt? Please click here to fill out this form, and your digital receipt will be emailed to you.


New Moms’ annual Christmas event is our most anticipated family celebration of the year! Due to COVID-19, we are continuing to host “Operation Santa” — in which we collect donated gifts for families and distribute everything safely to their homes.

We need you to make this year a success!

Help ensure every family in our programs has a special Christmas by donating to the gift drive or volunteering to pack the gift deliveries.

Learn more about ways to get involved down below!

Donate Gifts:

Help us get presents under the tree for 171 moms and 209 kids. Every young mom gets to select the perfect gifts for her family from the collection, which are then dropped off by New Moms staff!

Click here to purchase items from our Amazon Christmas Registry and they will be delivered directly to New Moms’ Chicago office.

If you’d like a PDF of our wishlist, you can get a printable version by clicking here!

IMPORTANT: Donations are due by Monday, November 29th at our Austin location (5317 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago IL) NOTE ON GIFT CARDS: If you’d like to buy a gift card, we are only seeking PHYSICAL gift cards of $25, $50, or $75. 


Volunteer to Pack Gifts:

We need a lot of volunteer help in November and early December to pull off this year’s Operation Santa.

Click here to schedule your shift today! Shift dates/times are extremely flexible. Duties consist of unboxing donated gifts, sorting, packing them up for families, and cleaning up afterwards.

For questions, email our Engagement Specialist, Jessica Britt, at

IMPORTANT: All New Moms COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed.


Posted on November 3, 2021

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