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How GLS Works

Our operating expenses are paid exclusively from our checking account, which is funded entirely by membership initiation fees, annual dues and the occasional donor-directed gift.

Our charitable fundraising and distribution process:   

  1. Our members raise funds throughout the year and we pool that money into a savings account.

  2. Each member can nominate a charity or family to sponsor.

  3. All nominees approved by our board of directors are entitled to an equal share of that year’s charitable fund.

  4. Our goal is to distribute all collected funds annually.


GLS is one of two Santa organizations in the United States based solely on a 501(c)3 charter, and we’re the only organization stewarding donated funds in this manner.

We’re proud that 100% of our collected funds support our mission of helping children and families at Christmas.

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