The Elf Louise Christmas Project is dedicated to providing a little bit of joy to Bexar County's less fortunate children. Get into the spirit of Christmas! Join Elf Louise volunteers in spreading joy throughout San Antonio!
The current day Elf Louise Christmas Project has evolved into a community-based 100% volunteer organization. The Project is run by a Board of Directors and Core Volunteers. These individuals work year-round to ensure the project will continue into the future indefinitely. We have over 4,500 volunteers wrap gifts and deliver toys during the Christmas season.
The project began in 1969 when our founder, Louise Locker, was a student at Trinity University in San Antonio. She found that for many San Antonio families, Christmas just did not exist. Louise began to look for a way to provide a few Christmas presents to some of these children. That first year, with the help of a friend, she collected gifts for children in 13 families.
The Elf Louise Christmas Project is a 501 (C)(3) Non-profit organization staffed by all volunteers and funded by donation. 98 cents of each dollar donated goes directly to the purchase and delivery of the toys.
The Elf Louise Christmas Project relies on the help of donations from grass roots San Antonio, and corporations who want to share their blessings at Christmas. People also donate toys, but since we need over 60,000 gifts, we have to purchase many of them. Our current budget is over $316,000. These donations ARE 100% deductible on your taxes!!!
For 19 years, Clear Channel Radio Station, WOAI has provided our single most important fundraiser! During this time, they have raised almost $3,000,000,000 for the Elf Louise Christmas Project
FRIDAY, Decemer 6 and SATURDAY, December 7 - WOAI RADIOTHON & SILENT AUCTION - North Star Mall on the lower level below the food court! Begins Friday at 6am-8pm and Saturday 7am-6pm.
ONLINE AUCTION 2013
For 19 years, Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, 1200 WOAI has provided our single most important fundraiser! During this time, they have raised over $2,946,976 for the Elf Louise Christmas Project.
If you would like to make a donation to the Elf Louise Radiothon silent auction, contact Elf Louise at (210) 224-1843 or by Email.
Join Elf Louise volunteers in spreading joy throughout San Antonio!
In 2012, more than 4,500 Elf Louise volunteers wrapped and delivered presents to over 19,000 children in 5,434 less fortunate families! The atmosphere was happy, busy and Christmassy! One of the most unique aspects of Elf Louise is that we take those gifts and have Santa Claus and his/her helpers deliver the gifts personally to the children. It is probably one of the most joyful experiences you and your family and/or friends can have - to bring joy to a child at Christmas!
Individuals and groups can volunteer to wrap toys, stock shelves, and deliver toys. Click on one of the above tabs to read more about wrapping and delivering toys and how you can volunteer.
Although, many of our volunteers desire the opportunity to wrap or deliver toys, there are many more opportunities available. If you are interested in a more in-depth or long term volunteer commitment, we need volunteers for Data Entry, Computer List Auditing, Toy Stockers, Wrap Room Supervisors and Greeters, Warehouse Help and Santa Dressing Assistants. We also have core volunteers that work year-round to ensure the Elf Louise Christmas Project is a success each and every year. Read more about these positions.
Please contact Elf Louise at (210) 224-1843 or by Email and volunteer today! You can also check the schedule online and sign up today!