As a Santa I am unique, I am also a pastor that uses my Santa project to assist in ministry and/or service related projects. Last year for example I was Santa to the Homeless in Wichita KS as was featured on the local news programs, and I also collected presents to give to poor and needy children, where I delivered those presents, yes on Christmas Eve. For those who remember last Christmas Eve, that was a chore as we had a snow storm, but I was still there with my elves delivering love and smiles on the faces of children in our community.
This year we will continue the Santa for the Homeless project where we will deliver Winter Wear to the homeless in the Downtown Wichita area. This year is unique in that we are also recruiting people from across the country to also help with the project in their own communities where we are encouraging people to do something for someone less fortunate on December 18. On this date Wichita will once again see Santa at the Downtown library handing out needed items to the homeless. We also plan on delivering presents again on Christmas Eve, rain, or snow. If we did it in last years blizzard we can do it this year.
To assist in this project and the ongoing ministry I am involved in, you can hire me out to be Santa for your event. I am presently booking dates and times for this and would be honored to serve you. I have an original suit and a joyous laugh. I also have other Santa’s which have been approved that I can book out as the times and dates start to fill up. The rates vary, and of course we also consider some charity events as time permits, but our paying customers have to come first.
November 25 – December 17: $75 per half hour, $125 per hour, maximum, $250 for up to 6 hours for school day events etc…
December 18 – December 23: $100 per half hour, $150 per hour, maximum, $300 for up to 6 hours for school day events, etc…
December 24 - $150 per half hour, $200 per hour, maximum of $500, for 5 hour event.
Some will think the prices are high, some will think they are low. I realize they are a little higher than many standard Santa rates, but realize, the proceeds of this project and what is done with them, you also get what you pay for, and I really do have a great time blessing and being there for the kids. As a father, and now a grandfather, I also understand and appreciate the history behind the character. I doubt many have studied the character as much as I have. I even communicate with kids on a minimal basis with sign language, and this year, am using my real hair and beard.
To schedule events, contact me at one of the following methods, email@example.com or call 316-807-8034. Dates are already booking and cancellations with less than 48 hour notice are still responsible for full payment. I have performed at various schools, museums, grocery stores and more in the Wichita area.
For those who would like to contribute to the cause we still are in need of toys for the children, and winter items for the homeless (no ankle socks please, regular socks yes) You can contact us for information related to those items or you can make an online donation at the links provided to help with the costs of these items. You can also email regarding the donation of items for the projects. We would also invite you to attend a training for the project at Pawnee Avenue Church of God on December 10 from 7 – 8:30 PM and attend the give away on December 18 with us.
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