Give to Sub for Santa

Sub for Santa is a local Christmas charity that provides gifts for children, elderly, and disabled in the Utah County area. Sub for Santa has partnered with United Way of Utah County for over 35 years. Last year over 5,100 children in 1,400 families were served by generous community sponsors through Sub for Santa.



Making a financial donation goes to help fill in the gaps for the Sub for Santa Program. You can also donate to help families year round.

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Food, Medical, Shelter & more

Christmas gifts beyond toys: Sub for Santa plus is a new way to help families in need. The purpose of Sub for Santa plus is to provide additional resources after the holiday season ends to families receiving Sub for Santa assistance. You can donate to provide therapy, medical care, housing help, and much more.

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Donations are used to help fulfill children's Christmas wishes. We are especially in need of donations of new books and teen gift items. Donations can be brought to the United Way office (148 N 100 W, Provo).

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Volunteers can help with assisting applicants with applying for the program, sorting Angel Tree Gifts, delivering presents and picking up gifts from the Angel Trees.

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Sponsor a Family

Sponsoring a Family gives you the opportunity to receive the names of a whole family in need, contact the family, shop for each family member and deliver the gifts directly to the family. We require 2 new articles of clothing, 2 new toys, and 3-5 new books for each child in the family.

If you would like more information about sponsoring, read our FAQs for sponsoring a family

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Sponsor an Individual

If you would like to sponsor an individual, consider sponsoring an Angel Tree child. This involves picking up a name from one of our Angel Tree locations (Smith's Market Places) or the Giving Tree (Located at University Mall), shopping for the child, and bringing the presents back to the pick up location. Presents will be delivered by volunteers. You will not have any contact with the family. Trees open at Smith's on the 22nd of November and the Giving Tree opens on the 29th of November.

Sponsor a Golden Angel

A Golden Angel is an elderly adult or an adult with a disability who will does not have any support. Sponsors can pick one of our Angel Tree locations (Smith's Market Places) or the Giving Tree (Located at University Mall), or sign up online to sponsor a Golden Angel (Please specify in the sponsor notes if you would prefer a Golden Angel).

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