History

Santa Claus Anonymous is a unique volunteer non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that was founded in 1934 by Theodore R. McKeldin (Baltimore mayor in 1943 and 1963). Each year, keenly aware of the thousands of children in the Baltimore metropolitan area who go without presents at holiday time, we raise money to give every child a Christmas.

And there are many children to help. In 1934, we raised $800 for Christmas distribution. This year, our goal is close to $300,000. The way that we will reach that goal is with dedication, cooperation, and a belief in the spirit of Christmas.

We partner with the Department of Social Services or its equivalent in Baltimore City and seven neighboring counties – Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, Howard and Fredrick – to accurately identify eligible recipients and distribute gift certificates for them.

 

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