Since 1991, Canadians have been sending care packages to Canadian Forces troops deployed overseas while away from family and friends during the holiday season. Op Santa packages are typically filled with treats clothing and necessities that represent the support and goodwill of companies and individuals nationwide and beyond.
In essence, these packages are intended as a caring gesture; sending a message of gratitude to Canadian troops for their sacrifice, which even if for a moment brings our soldiers back home.
This particular initiative was started by a group of Montreal housewives who prepared packages for their spouses on Peacekeeping missions. These packages included greeting cards from friends and family, as well as donated items from local businesses.
OP Santa Claus quickly gained popularity expanding all across Canada and today works with a wide range of benevolent Canadian organizations to deliver holiday packages to Canadian troops deployed worldwide.
From March to August every year, Op Santa actively seeks and relies solely on donations from individuals and Corporate Canada to keep the Christmas spirit alive and supply packages to deployed troops over the holidays;
Although the OP Santa campaign is concluded for 2012, we are actively pursuing donations for the holidays in 2013. We are kindly requesting a donation (but not limited to) the following items:
If you would like to make arrangements to donate or discuss this opportunity in further detail, please contact us.
For further information on our mission and OP Santa Claus, please refer here.
|Toothpaste and Toothbrush
||Professional Sports Merchandise
||Instant Coffee Packets|
||T-shirts & Shorts
||Chips, Popcorn, Candy & Chocolate|
||Running Socks & Boot Socks
||Maple Syrup Products|
|Shampoo, Soap, Body wash, Shaving Cream & Moisturizer
|Brushes & Combs
||Insulated Travel Mugs
||Protein/ Granola Bars|
|Wet/ Personal Wipes
|Heat Wraps for Sore Muscles/ Icy Hot Patches
||Blank Holiday Cards to Send Back Home
|News Magazines & Popular Novels
||Zip Lock Bags
||Canadian Scarves & Mittens
Date Modified : 2013-06-10