Santa's Clearing House


For 63 years, a non-profit fundraiser has collected toys and donations from the community to give to needy families.

The Santa's Clearing house opened their doors today at their location in the old train station behind the Daily News Miner building.

The facility began collecting various toys, books, and other items that will help to make homeless families Christmas, a little brighter and happy.

Volunteers are the driving force behind the Santa Claus Clearing house as they work toward the delivery date two weeks away.

 Dick Levine who works at the Santa's Clearing house says the kids and their toys is what it's all about.

"People can donate toys, we like toys to be in reasonably good condition, and fairly clean.

We will fix them up and repair them as we can if they are repairable.

But they can donate used toys children have out grown. Or a lot of times we'll have parents will take a couple of their children, give then a budget, take them to Walmart of Fred Meyers and tell them to shop for what they would like to donate.

So the kids will actually select the toys."