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Help NORPAC Santas bring toys to children devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey

Washington state-based North Pacific Santas (NORPAC SANTAS) is merrier than usual about the holidays because it’s launching a campaign to help bring toys to Texas and Florida children whose families were hard-hit by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

“In thinking over the many recent disasters and how to help, Santa realized he had a special role to fill this year, and we are thrilled about this opportunity give him a hand,” said Santa Trever Waltos, co-chairman of NORPAC SANTAS. “It makes our hearts heavy to know that so many children have lost toys that were special to them and that their parents are unable to replace.”

NORPAC is digging deep into its stocking to donate the first $1,000 toward the $25,000 campaign goal. Everyone knows it takes a village – or in this case, a whole lot of elves – to pull off something this big, so NORPAC is counting on Santa’s helpers everywhere to dig into their own stockings!

NORPAC SANTAS is teaming with two other Santa groups, the Lone Star Santas (  and Palm Tree Santas (, who will be purchasing toys with the GoFundMe proceeds, then getting them to children hardest hit by the disasters. The three groups are all chapters of the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas (IBRBS).

“I think this may be the first time chapters have teamed up on a large project like this,” Waltos said. “We hope it will lead to further joint efforts in support of children. We all realize that no one person or organization can do all he or she would like to help others in times like this, but as Santas, we hope we’ll be able to brighten the lives of at least some of these children – and that’s the cause dearest to our hearts. We hope you will join us this effort."

NORPAC SANTAS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of individuals from throughout the Northwest who portray Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, elves, reindeer, a grinch and Santa’s helpers with the object of spreading love, joy and the spirit of Christmas year-round. NORPAC’s 50-plus members are background-checked, and nearly all participate in educational workshops and other trainings.

To learn more about the organization and its members, visit NORPAC at (Facebook:


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