THE BEGINNING OF FRIENDS
Formal fundraising for Santa Claus, Inc. began in 1952, with the first Christmas Tree Lane event being hosted in 1962. In recent years the increased need for services necessitated the creation of a separate non-profit corporation whose sole purpose is to focus on fundraising.
In September, 2013, Friends of Santa Claus, Inc. was formed to facilitate fundraising needs.
Friends of Santa Claus, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial support to organizations dedicated to meeting the needs of underprivileged families
in both San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
Santa Claus, Inc. serves underprivileged families: