Operation Santa is a community program, sponsored by the West Springfield Park and Recreation Department and the West Springfield Parish Association, in conjunction with the West Springfield Parish Cupboard. This program distributes food baskets, toys, or gift certificates to families in need in West Springfield. The toys or gift certificates are available to children 15 years of age and younger in families where the holiday season might be less joyful without these gifts. Townspeople, businesses, and community groups are among those who contribute so that families in West Springfield might have a more joyful holiday.
An application form and income guidelines are listed below. If you feel that your family qualifies, please fill out the application and return it along with the required documents by November 8, 2019 to the West Springfield Park and Recreation Department, 26 Central Street - Suite 19, West Springfield, MA 01089.
Only people currently residing in West Springfield through December 14, 2019 are eligible for this program.
AN APPLICATION THAT IS NOT FULLY COMPLETE AND DOES NOT HAVE THE PROPER DOCUMENTATION OF CHILDREN 15 YEARS AND YOUNGER CANNOT BE APPROVED.
If you feel that you have a hardship but do not qualify by the income guidelines, please complete an application and also submit a cover letter explaining the reason(s) of the hardship in order to considered.
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For each additional person, add: $4,320
Applications, with income guidelines, are available for pick up at:
- West Springfield Boys and Girls Club: 615 Main St. West Springfield, MA 01089
- West Springfield Senior Center: 128 Park St. West Springfield, MA 01089
- Principal's Office at all West Springfield Public Schools
- St. Thomas School: 75 Pine St. West Springfield, MA 01089
- Park and Recreation Department Office: 26 Central St. West Springfield, 2nd Floor
- Or, click here for a printable application
This year, food baskets and gifts will be delivered by town volunteers and high school students.
Those who will be receiving gifts must have a responsible adult home at the address on the application on December 14, 2019 between the hours of 8:00am - 10:00am.