November 19, 2020

Help someone in need

For many, the holidays are the best time of the year, yet for some in our community, these events are challenging and a reminder of serious financial hardship. Since the pandemic emerged, more families than ever are having trouble maintaining basic things like food, clothing, and general supplies. If there is one thing that is certain, the community of Happy Valley is generous and eager to help those less fortunate experience a holiday season filled with hope. That’s where Operation Santa comes in.

An annual toy and food drive, Operation Santa is coordinated through the efforts of firefighters at Clackamas Fire District #1. Recognizing the need to help families and individuals in need, this popular event has become an important tradition in our community and one that the City embraces. With COVID-19 having affected the ways in which we can interact safely this year, Operation Santa has had to revamp how it collects donations. Despite not being able to carry out their lively collection parades, Operation Santa WILL be able to collect toys and non-perishable food items in Happy Valley early this month.

Those interested in contributing at the event are asked to bring non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped toys. As you approach City Hall, follow the signs directing traffic flow. *Please note: This donation site is drive-up and drop-off only. Please remain in your vehicle and have items ready. Staff and volunteers at the event will collect your donations.

Can’t make it on Dec. 6? That’s ok. Clackamas Fire will have some additional drop off dates at other locations. Check out their website.

Thank you, Happy Valley, for always being so willing to give back to the community.