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Santa Fund

The Telegraph Santa Fund

Long Tradition of Giving

The Santa Fund was started 55 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, Front Door Agency (formerly, Nashua Pastoral Care Center) High Hopes, and Nashua PAL assist the Telegraph in the distribution of these donations.

Santa Fund Run

In it's 40th 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 55th year of helping those less fortunate in Greater Nashua during the holidays.

2016 Santa Fund Run | Click Here to Register

Santa Fund

Santa's Helpers

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

Northeast Delta Dental
Fleet Feet Sports

A special thank you to:
YMCA of Greater Nashua for the use of their facility and grounds. American Medical Response for providing ambulance service.

2016 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.

2016 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

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Published:  December 18, 2016

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Published:  December 16, 2016

Grandma is guardian angel for 8, 9 year olds

Sheila, 52, who grew up in Nashua, had but one year to awaken at her leisure and linger over a second cup of coffee. She … Full story    
Published:  December 15, 2016

Grandmother couldn't do Christmas without Santa Fund

NASHUA - Peggy still isn't sure she will be able to afford a tree this year, but she knows that her granddaughters Edie and Marie … Full story    
Published:  December 12, 2016

Mother moved to tears by generosity

Amanda was supposed to be in court Tuesday, just two days before Christmas, for an eviction hearing. But a stroke of luck – a legal … Full story    
Published:  December 24, 2014

Santa Fund: Pharmacy job not enough to feed four kids

Marta has a full-time job as a pharmacy technician and still can’t afford to buy her four children Christmas gifts while at the same time … Full story    
Published:  December 23, 2014

Telegraph Santa Fund overflow saves Christmas for mom of son with rare disorder

Jennaya is 25, pregnant and has three other children – two girls, ages 6 and 3, and a son, who is 4. She was married, … Full story    
Published:  December 21, 2014

Family struggles with husband recovering, seeks Telegraph Santa Fund assistance

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Published:  December 20, 2014

Nashua mom seeks holiday help after husband’s death this spring

Julia’s husband died this past March of a drug overdose on prescription pills, leaving her to care for their three children. This Christmas will be … Full story    
Published:  December 19, 2014

Parents pick up gifts at Santa Fund overflow day in Nashua

NASHUA – About 1,000 families signed up to receive help from The Telegraph’s Santa Fund, but by the end of the season, the number who … Full story    
Published:  December 18, 2014

Grandma raising 2-year-old needs help at the holidays

When Mary’s daughter couldn’t take care of her baby daughter, Mary had to step in. “I already raised a daughter and son, but I feel … Full story    
Published:  December 17, 2014

Santa Fund: Mom of three needs help around the holidays

Alicia, 33, has three sons, ages 12, 8 and one who will be 2 on Christmas Eve. All three still believe in Santa Claus. So … Full story    
Published:  December 16, 2014

Mom hopes for happy Christmas while fighting for custody

Linda might be asking for help from the Santa Fund, but in a very real way, she’s a kind of Santa Claus herself. The 56-year-old … Full story    
Published:  December 15, 2014

Nashua mom needs Christmas help after ID theft ruined her credit

Anna Maria first came to the United States from Colombia with her aunt. While they were living in New York, Anna Maria’s aunt stole her … Full story    
Published:  December 14, 2014

Mom, son’s medical conditions combine to make Christmas a tough time

telling. We used a lot of charts when he was younger saying things like, ‘Red means stop and green means go.’” For Christmas, Carol said … Full story    
Published:  December 12, 2014

Mom of three struggles to find work without GED

Brandy first turned to the Santa Fund eight years ago but has not needed assistance since then. This year, though, she is out of work … Full story    
Published:  December 11, 2014

Mom needs help getting back on her feet

NASHUA – After a long job search, Angelica has found full-time employment, just starting her new job as a receptionist. She is the single mother … Full story    
Published:  December 10, 2014

Santa Fund: Parents of 5 stretched thin

William and his fiancée have a blended family with five children ranging in age from 14 years to 10 weeks. William is out of work … Full story    
Published:  December 9, 2014

Santa Fund: Boy hopes for soccer gear, girl a fan of Frozen

NASHUA – Sonya and her husband Michael dream of someday moving from their Nashua duplex to a home outside the city where it is quieter. … Full story    
Published:  December 8, 2014

Telegraph Santa Fund ideas: Gift cards for teens, ‘Frozen’ dolls, Legos – even pillows

It’s hard enough to find good presents for your own family, but if you want to donate to The Telegraph’s Santa Fund, the long- running seasonal … Full story    
Published:  December 6, 2014

Published:  December 4, 2014

Time to help Greater Nashua children through Telegraph’s 2014 Santa Fund

The Telegraph’s 58th annual Santa Fund has gotten off to something of a slow start, but there’s still plenty of time for it to once … Full story    
Published:  December 4, 2014

Rights Network donation of 27 bicycles helps Santa Fund meet children’s requests

HUDSON – For the second consecutive holiday season, all children in who requested a bicycle as a part of The Telegraph’s Santa Fund will have … Full story    
Published:  December 4, 2014

Seventh ‘Rockin’ for the Santa Fund’ concert Nov. 28; tickets going fast

Besides the fact that it keeps on growing and may one day attain the distinction of being The Telegraph Santa Fund’s premier fundraiser, there’s not … Full story    
Published:  November 15, 2014

Race kicks off Telegraph’s 2014 Santa Fund charity drive

Dozens of runners and walkers gathered at the YMCA of Greater Nashua on Saturday, Oct. 19, for The Telegraph’s Santa Fund Run 5K/10K to kick … Full story    
Published:  October 25, 2014

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