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Santa Pal, Inc.


Information has been mailed to families declaring the approved/denial status of applications for the 2023 holiday season. If there are questions regarding application status, please contact Kay Ward at (423) 652-9251.

If your family's contact information has changed since submitting a 2023 Santa Pal application, please contact Kay Ward immediately to update information.

Private community sponsorships have been arranged for all BTCS children declared eligible for 2023 Santa Pal services! We are extremely grateful for all who have stepped up to help ensure bright holiday seasons for BTCS students!

Santa Pal, Inc. is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization serving less fortunate youth in Bristol TN/VA and the eastern portion of Sullivan County. The organization’s mission is “To enrich the lives of  economically disadvantaged local children by offering Christmas gifts to create a positive and memorable holiday. Our hope is that by helping children facing adversity, their lives will be changed for the better, empowering them to be a part of helping others.” 

Santa Pal applications for the 2023 holiday season will be available in all elementary and middle school counseling offices, as well as the Family Resource Center, in early September. 

To be eligible for Santa Pal services, parents/guardians must submit a 2023 application and provide the necessary documentation listed below:  

  • proof of income (Any of the following will be accepted as documentation: most recent SNAP benefit letter, pay stub from employer, 2020 tax information)
  • proof of residence (Any of the following will be accepted as documentation: SNAP benefit letter, utility bill copy, current piece of U.S. mail addressed to the parent)

Completed applications/documents will not be accepted at individual BTCS schools or the BTCS Family Resource Center. To be considered for program eligibility, applications/documentation must be submitted to the Santa Pal, Inc. Board of Directors via U.S. mail at the address listed on the application.

If a child in your family will be receiving Santa Pal services, please make sure your contact information is up to date. Phone calls will be made for parent/guardian appointments to pick up children’s gifts as soon as they arrive at the Family Resource Center in early December. Again, it is very important for FRC staff to be aware of any change in family contact information.

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