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2015 Op Santa LogoBring Holiday Magic to Kids at Tennyson Center

Operation Santa is how you can create the holiday spirit for a special child. Many TCC kids have not experienced a truly magical holiday season… until now. Because of you, hundreds of children and families are helped each year.  MAKE A DONATION TO SUPPORT OPERATION SANTA BY CLICKING HERE.

How YOU Can Help: Adopt a Wish List

Classroom Wish Lists

To ensure that our children are receiving the best education possible, we must keep our learning systems up-to-date with the latest in educational development, technology and information. Teachers and classroom staff submit wish lists for items they need to make this a reality. These items are vital to the academic success of every child we serve!

Cottage Wish Lists

Our cottages, where the children in our residential treatment program live at Tennyson Center, are always in need of essential items that help keep the environment comfortable and up-to-date for the kids. As with our classrooms, our cottage teams compile wish lists for items they need to ensure that our children have the best possible home away from home during their treatment and time of healing.

Program Wish Lists

The various treatment programs at Tennyson Center are a key element to the necessary healing and the core of success for the children and families we serve. From new therapeutic games to updated rudimentary treatment programs, the wish lists created by our team of therapists, case workers and treatment professionals contain items that will help our children and families get back on track to a fulfilling and happy life.

Corporate Sponsorships of Operation Santa

Sponsorship of Tennyson Center for Children’s Operation Santa provides businesses, corporations and individuals with an incredible opportunity to be a part of a growing Denver tradition. Charitable involvement—-especially during the holidays—-is essential to the success of the programs which help to treat and, ultimately, heal the children we serve. To become a corporate sponsor of Operation Santa, call 720-855-3316.

Children's Wish Lists (These needs have been filled. See above for available opportunities.)

Would you like to play Santa and bring the magic of the holidays to a boy or girl?  Every child we serve, whether in the residential program or the day treatment program, will have a wish list for Christmas. You can request a list of wishes and purchase gifts on behalf of our children and deliver those gifts unwrapped by Dec. 9, 2015.

Adopt-a-Family (These needs have been filled. See above for available opportunities.)

Many families served by Tennyson Center struggle simply to make ends meet. The idea of a joyous holiday season is simply beyond the means of far too many families. Through our Adopt-a-Family program, donors and supporters will fulfill wish lists submitted by  families in need so that they might have an easier time this holiday season.  

Doing Your Own Operation Santa Drive

For those interested in doing ‘general drives’ (example: Toy Drive, Needed Items Drive, Stocking Drive, etc.) PLEASE contact BEFORE starting your drive, as we have certain toys/items that are needed and/or allowed to be donated – and can provide you a list.


Make an online donation to Operation Santa program by clicking here.  For more information or to adopt a wish-list for Operation Santa, call 303-433-2541 or click here to send an email.