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2020 Holiday Gift Distribution at Santa's Village

Santa’s Village is The Empty Stocking Fund’s holiday gift distribution center. Children from birth through 12 years of age who live in metro Atlanta and receive any form of public assistance are eligible to receive gifts from The Empty Stocking Fund.

Santa’s elves are busy working on creating a holdiay gift shopping and distribution plan that will protect the health and safety of our staff, our volunteers and your family. Rest assured, we WILL help you bring joy to the lives of your children this holiday season!

Online registration for the 2020 holiday season will open on October 1st.

You will need to upload your child(ren)’s proof of benefits when you register. Please see the below list of accepted proof of benefits and login to Gateway or contact your case worker to obtain a PDF copy that you can upload during the registration process.

Medicaid / SNAP – Notice of Eligibility Decision (View Sample)
SSI/Disability Income – Notice of Award
Foster Care – Placement letter from DFCS / approved agency (View Sample)
Childcare and Parent Services – CAPS Certificate (View Sample)

What to Expect on Your Visit

The first step is to check-in. A volunteer will confirm your children’s ages and genders. They’ll assign you an order number to take with you to the showroom waiting area.

When your order number is called, another volunteer will walk you through the showroom where you will be able to choose two toys or gifts and a book for each eligible child. All children will receive a package of socks and an educational item. All the items in the showroom are organized by gender and age, so it is easy to find the perfect gift!

Once you have chosen your gifts, your showroom volunteer will direct you to the gift distribution waiting area. While you wait, yet another volunteer will be picking your selected items from our warehouse shelves.  When your order is ready, a volunteer will call your number, and together, you’ll double check that everything is correct. Then you’re on your way to a Merry Christmas.