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Santa Fund

The Telegraph Santa Fund

Long Tradition of Giving

The Santa Fund was started 58 years ago by the publisher of the The Telegraph to give area needy children a happy holiday.

Each year since, The Santa Fund has gathered generous donations from area residents who share with those less fortunate. The Salvation Army and Front Door Agency (formerly, Nashua Pastoral Care Center) assist the Telegraph in the distribution of these donations.

Santa Fund Run

In it's 36th year, The Santa Fund Run is a 5K and 10K race through Nashua's Mine Falls Park that kicks off the donation/gift giving collection for The Santa Fund. All net proceeds from this race will benefit the Santa Fund, which is in its 53rd year of helping those less fortunate in Greater Nashua during the holidays.

2014 Santa Fund Run

Santa Fund

The 2014 Santa Fund Run, the last race in the Gate City Series, took place on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Check back during the summer of 2015 for the date and time of the 2015 Santa Fund Run

Race Results

Photos | Results

Santa's Helpers

The Telegraph, in partnership with Northeast Delta Dental, would like to thank our generous sponsors.

Santa Claus - Northeast Delta Dental

Ruldolph - Fleet Feet Sports & Orange Theory Fitness

Elves - Maynard & LessieurNashua WallpaperThe Humane Society for Greater NashuaNashua Coins & CollectiblesPat Clancey RealtyTJ's DeliPresentation of Mary AcademyCentury 21 - CardinalJohn Flatley CompanyAmerican Medical ResponseWhole Foods Market

A special thank you to:
Whole Foods for post-race snacks for Santa Fund runners. YMCA of Greater Nashua for the use of their facility and grounds. American Medical Response for providing ambulance service.

2014 Santa Fund Donation Information

The Telegraph and partners, The Salvation Army and The Front Door Agency, have collected and distributed millions of dollars worth of toys and money to the children of Nashua over the last 58 years. Please help us continue this grand tradition by dropping off new, unwrapped toys at the donation boxes located in the business indicated below. For those interested in making a cash donation please follow this link or send your checks, made out to The Telegraph Santa Fund, to the Telegraph office listed below.

The Telegraph's donation drop off location:

The Telegraph
17 Executive Drive
Hudson, NH 03051
Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm

Monetary, clothing and toy donations accepted.
Checks may be mailed to the Hudson Office - made out to The Telegraph Santa Fund.

2014 Santa Fund Donation Locations

These locations accept clothing and toy donations only

Ameriprise Financial
20 Trafalgar Square
Bernie & Phyl's Furniture
243 Daniel Webster Hwy
Best Ford Lincoln
579 Amherst Street
Chiropractic Works
28 Lowell Road
Currier Kitchens
650 Amherst Street
Enterprise Bank
45 Lowell Road
Goodale's Bike Shop
14B Broad Street
Lovering Volvo
180 Daniel Webster Hwy
Meineke Car Care Center
128 Lowell Road
Meineke Car Care Center
22 East Hollis St.
Meineke Car Care Center
88 Route 101A
Merrimack County Savings Bank
101 Broad Street
Panera Bread
8 Spit Brook Road
Panera Bread
590 Amherst Street
Postal Center
379 Amherst Street
Panera Bread
590 Amherst Street
Triangle Credit Union
110 Main Street
Triangle Credit Union
166 Daniel Webster Hwy
Triangle Credit Union
33 Franklin Street
United Way of Greater Nashua
20 Broad Street Ste. 1
Wingate's Pharmacy
129 Main Street

Santa Fund: Even with part-time job, it's hard to give two children winter clothes

NASHUA – Kristina’s food stamp allotment was recently cut, even though her family’s income hadn’t changed. That extra money going into the fridge means there … Full story    
Published:  December 25, 2013

Santa Fund: Mom of 3 struggles to get by as bus monitor job can be unsteady  

NASHUA - At Nicole's job, you give a smile and you get one back.   The 28-year-old Nashua mom is a bus monitor for a local … Full story    
Published:  December 24, 2013

Thank you for your kindness in donating to The Telegraph Santa Fund

More than a century ago, a column appeared in The New York Sun, a prominent newspaper at that time, under the heading: Is There a … Full story    
Published:  December 22, 2013

Front Door Agency in Nashua distributes Santa Fund gifts to families; serves 1,075 children in 2013

NASHUA – More than 1,000 people made their way to the Front Door Agency on Thursday and Friday, loading cars with bags of bags of … Full story    
Published:  December 21, 2013

Santa Fund: Mother tries to teach the value of giving to her two daughters

HUDSON – When Christmas rolls around, Rose turns into Santa’s little helper. This year, the 7-year-old Hudson girl went to play in her room and … Full story    
Published:  December 20, 2013

Front Door Agency, BAE Systems team up to make Christmas possible for hundreds of area children

NASHUA – Front Door Agency volunteers were all smiles Tuesday as they unloaded gifts for hundreds of area children, donated by employees of BAE Systems, … Full story    
Published:  December 18, 2013

Santa Fund: By this time next year, Nashua mom wants to be on her feet

NASHUA – By this time next year, Nicole hopes to be an independent woman. The 33-year-old Nashua mother of two daughters has struggled in the … Full story    
Published:  December 17, 2013

Next to Christmas, distribution day is what the The Telegraph Santa Fund is all about

NASHUA – Second only to Christmas morning, distribution day is what The Telegraph Santa Fund is all about. That’s when thousands of donated gifts are … Full story    
Published:  December 15, 2013

Santa Fund: Despite steady work, putting presents under the tree a struggle for single mother of three

NASHUA – Eva can afford to pay her rent and her bills. But when it comes to Christmas, the Honduras native needs extra help to … Full story    
Published:  December 14, 2013

Fidelity Investments adopts 76 families for Santa Fund; charity’s largest contribution in 52 years

NASHUA – Employees from Fidelity Investments unloaded an entire tractor-trailer filled with bicycles, clothes and toys on Wednesday at the Salvation Army of Nashua, making … Full story    
Published:  December 12, 2013

Santa Fund: Nashua mother struggles with daily pain, trying to ‘get off the system’

NASHUA – Sonya can usually tell how her day is going to go as soon as she opens her eyes. Many mornings, she automatically feels … Full story    
Published:  December 11, 2013

Santa visit, bounce houses highlight Nashua’s Front Door Agency holiday party

NASHUA – Above all, the wide eyes and big, bright smiles are what drew members of the Souhegan Valley Rotary Club back to help host … Full story    
Published:  December 10, 2013

Hudson company fills Salvation Army of Greater Nashua with bicycles for Santa Fund

NASHUA – The thought of children looking under the tree Christmas morning and not finding the bicycle they so desperately wanted was more than enough … Full story    
Published:  December 7, 2013

Impromptu mall ‘Jam-A-Thon’ by North Main Music benefits Santa Fund

NASHUA – Alex Fansel doesn’t do anything just to say he did it. As a matter of fact, friend and music tutor Jeff Moore says, … Full story    
Published:  December 6, 2013

Santa Fund: With two young boys and grandparents at home, Nashua family struggles to make ends meet

NASHUA – Blue. That was the color of Beth’s newborn son. He was blue when he was born, she said, and he stayed blue. With … Full story    
Published:  December 5, 2013

Santa Fund: Young mother of three cares for ill toddler, needs help from Santa Fund

NASHUA – At one point in 2009, Darcie felt that everything was crumbling around her. As a young mother, Darcie said she was suffering from … Full story    
Published:  December 4, 2013

Santa Fund: Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” returning to Nashua

For the fifth consecutive year, Nashua’s Fortin Gage Flowers and Gifts plans to kick off the holiday season with a presentation of the classic play … Full story    
Published:  December 3, 2013

Salvation Army of Nashua says hundreds of angel tags remain unadopted

NASHUA – At least 400 angel tags, each representing a child’s Christmas wish list, remain unspoken for at the Salvation Army of Nashua. “Our need … Full story    
Published:  November 30, 2013

Santa Fund: Nashua single mom turns to Santa Fund to help disabled son at Christmas

NASHUA – Last Christmas, things in Monica’s life were spiraling. The single mother was struggling to help her young son, Michael, who has serious behavioral … Full story    
Published:  November 27, 2013

Get ready to Rock for the Santa Fund with Nashua’s Casual 6 band

NASHUA – Their fans call themselves “Casual 6 addicts,” sometimes simply “6 addicts,” and what they love to do is pack pubs, function rooms and … Full story    
Published:  November 26, 2013

Nashua mom asks for help from Santa Fund for the first time

NASHUA – Stacie has always been a hands-on mom. Throughout her two kids’ lives, the Nashua mother has volunteered in their schools, helping them and … Full story    
Published:  November 25, 2013

More than 1,000 kids signed up for help from the Santa Fund – more children than ever

NASHUA – This year’s Santa Fund is shaping up to be one of the busiest yet, with more than 1,000 children signed up for the … Full story    
Published:  November 24, 2013

Mother wants good future for musical daughter videocam

Leeann’s only daughter is something of a miracle child. Told she would never have children because of a condition that caused ovarian cysts and a … Full story    
Published:  December 23, 2012

Santa Fund: Mom of 4 seeks gifts for boys videocam

Life got in the way of Amy’s dreams. “I love cooking – that’s my thing,” she said. “My biggest goal in life was to become … Full story    
Published:  December 22, 2012

Santa Fund: Others’ generosity surprises mother

NASHUA – Janet Berkin dropped by a local Wal-Mart last weekend and was touched by what she saw: a big Salvation Army truck buzzing with … Full story    
Published:  December 20, 2012

Santa Fund money takes a journey to become toys, food for needy in Nashua area videocam

Did you ever wonder what happens when you so generously donate cash to the Santa Fund? Here’s the journey of a $250 donation. Like all … Full story    
Published:  December 16, 2012

Nashua woman lends helping hands to Santa Fund year-round

NASHUA – As donations and volunteer work for the Santa Fund continue, Dot Losik is still knitting – but now for next season. The Nashua … Full story    
Published:  December 15, 2012

Helping sort gifts for the Santa Fund at the Nashua Salvation Army is a joyous task

NASHUA – When I walked into the annex of the Nashua Salvation Army on Friday morning, I was shocked at the giant pile of presents … Full story    
Published:  December 10, 2012

Nashua South choirs and bands prepare for annual Santa Fund Concert videocam

NASHUA – Adam Boroskas is new to Nashua High School South, but he’s noticed one thing already: It’s a school that cares about its community. … Full story    
Published:  December 3, 2012

Santa Fund: Young daughters hope for Barnes & Noble gift card, science kit

NASHUA – At a recent trip to the grocery store, Jane Fischer chatted amicably with the cashier until Fischer pulled out her EBT card, issued … Full story    
Published:  November 30, 2012

The Santa Fund: Jaime Russell seeks help providing presents for son with Alexander disease videocam

NASHUA – Jaime Russell knew something wasn’t right with her young son. Developmentally, young Dawson Belanger was “way, way behind,” Russell said. “He wasn’t doing … Full story    
Published:  November 26, 2012

Mason woman’s generous spirit lives on in donations to Santa Fund in her memory

MASON – Even in death, Elizabeth Oja’s generous spirit continues on. The 87-year-old Mason resident died a week ago surrounded by her family and friends. … Full story    
Published:  November 25, 2012

Nashua child care center teacher wants good Christmas for sons

NASHUA – The Christine Cote of today wouldn’t recognize the Christine Cote of five years ago. Back then, Cote said, she was drinking, using drugs … Full story    
Published:  November 24, 2012

Santa Fund, season off with a bang videocam

NASHUA – It was a blur of pointed ears and festive-colored stripes as more than 500 of Santa’s helpers gathered Sunday to lend support to … Full story    
Published:  October 29, 2012

Nashua’s two Panera Bread locations to help refuel runners at Santa Fund Run

NASHUA – The 36th Annual Santa Fund Run is receiving a feast of a donation from two Nashua Panera Bread locations. General Managers Carrie Ford … Full story    
Published:  October 26, 2012

Increased number of families sign up for The Telegraph Santa Fund at the Nashua Salvation Army during first day

A long line of Greater Nashua residents stood outside the Salvation Army on Tuesday morning, waiting for the nonprofit to open its doors for sign-ups … Full story    
Published:  October 24, 2012

Telegraph publisher, a.k.a. Santa, challenging elves to beat him to finish line

Santa is laying down the gauntlet to the elves at the 36th annual Telegraph Santa Fund Run this year – come in ahead of him … Full story    
Published:  October 16, 2012

Your generosity was on display as Santa Fund collected nearly $119k

Happy 50th anniversary. You sure know how to throw a jubilee celebration. Not with streamers or a four-tier cake, but rather with an outstanding display … Full story    
Published:  January 16, 2012

The Santa Fund: Krystal’s story

NASHUA – Krystal and her husband had a pretty rough November, but December is looking up, thanks to Santa Fund donations. Krystal, a 24-year-old Nashua … Full story    
Published:  December 22, 2011

For Salvation Army helper, most wonderful day of the year

This is Linda Leedberg’s favorite day. Well, this and Christmas. “I love Christmas,” she says. That, and her love for children, is what motivated Leedberg, … Full story    
Published:  December 20, 2011