Santa Claus Inc is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in San Bernardino, California. The organization was founded in 1952 by Mignon Schweitzer, Head of the San Bernardino Family and Child Division, and Chairwoman for the Community Chest; known today as United Way. Mignon believed every child should experience the “Magic of Christmas” regardless of poverty or wealth. But the harsh reality of generational poverty was evident throughout San Bernardino communities, which to this day, still contain many of the poorest neighborhoods in the entire nation. So Mignon established Santa Claus Inc., and set her heart to SAVE CHRISTMAS for 1,000 impoverished children that very first year.
Today, Santa Claus, Inc. is an industrial strength, year-round warehousing operation; comfortably serving more than 200,000 children each year who are struggling with poverty, homelessness, foster care, and/or other unfortunate circumstances.