Santa House

The Arvada Santa House has provided a holiday shop to local families since 2006. Originally sponsored by Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth (AWRSAY), our Club has been the lead group in organizing this event and took over management of the project in 2022. Monetary donations from community members and organizations and donations of new toys support this effort. Selected Arvada elementary schools reach out to families in need to participate in this free holiday shop.

Many community organizations partner with us to support this worthwhile project including Apex Parks & Recreation District, Arvada Sunrise Rotary, Lake Arbor Purpose Driven Optimist, Arvada Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson County Library Foundation, Lutheran Medical Center, faith communities, local businesses, community groups, business leaders, and individuals.   Free holiday gifts have been provided to over 13,500 families and 34,000 children over the years. In 2024, the program will be held at the Altitude Church at 66th Ave. and Wadsworth Blvd where gifts were distributed for more than 500 children.

Arvada Jefferson Kiwanis Foundation is thankful for the many generous friends, partners, and donors who volunteer, contribute toys, and provide monetary donations to support the Santa House.

Over the days that the Santa House is open in early December, families selected by the Family Engagement Liaison from identified local elementary schools can attend the holiday shop where they select several toys, a stuffed animal, books, a stocking stuffer, coloring book and crayons for each of their children 12 years and younger. Gift wrap, ribbons, and candy canes are also distributed.

The success of the Santa House is dependent upon the monetary donations from the Arvada Jefferson Kiwanis Foundation and business and community members. Donation boxes are also located throughout Arvada where people can drop off toy donations.


Monetary Donations can be made through this website or by check payable to Arvada Jefferson Kiwanis Foundation with Santa House on the memo line. Mail to: PO Box 973, Arvada, CO 80001.

Donate Unwrapped NEW toys, stuffed animals and/or gently used or NEW books for infants through age 12. Gifts can be dropped off before November 29th at boxes at any Apex facility, Red Rocks Community College – Arvada Campus, and other locations to be determined in November.

Or hold a toy drive at your school, business, church or synagogue, or neighborhood.

Santa House inquiries may be directed to Cheryl Norton at [email protected].