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Help Make Holiday Wishes Come True!

Operation Santa is Tennyson Center’s way of giving the spirit of the holidays to the hundreds of children and families which we serve each year. Many of the adolescents at Tennyson Center for Children (TCC) have never experienced a truly magical holiday season. Through the warm hearts and generous nature of donors and supporters throughout the Rockies,  the Plains, and beyond Operation Santa brings the magic of the season to our campus and to the community so that the holidays can be remembered by each child we serve as a joyful time.  MAKE A DONATION TO SUPPORT OPERATION SANTA BY CLICKING HERE.

How YOU Can Help: Adopt a Wish List

Children's Wish Lists

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 the designated delivery date. To fulfill a child's wish list, click here or call 720-855-3358.


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.  To become an ADOPT-A-FAMILY participant, click here or call 720-855-3358.

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! To fulfill a classroom wish list, click here or call 720-855-3358.

Cottage Wish Lists

Our cottages, where the children in our residential treatment program reside 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 staffs 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 at Tennyson Center. To fulfill a cottage wish list, click here or call 720-855-3358.

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. To fulfill a program wish list, click here or call 720-855-3358.

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 720-855-3358.

Santa has gone Mobile!!!

Now, you can be Santa for hundreds of kids who need your help simply by pulling out your mobile phone!  Text the word SANTA to 50555 to make a quick, easy $10 donation that will help light up a child’s holiday this season! Just hit send to help fill Santa’s sleigh! After texting your donation, you'll get a confirmation reply text, to which you MUST return-text and REPLY with the word YES in order for your donation to be complete.  Without that step, your donation will not be complete. You can also make a donation to our holiday mobile giving campaign using our cool new donation widget by clicking here!

$10.00 donation to Tennyson Center for Children. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 50555 to STOP. Text HELP to 50555 for HELP. Full Terms Privacy Policy

Doing Your Own Operation Santa Drive

For those interested in doing ‘general drives’ (example: Toy Drive, Needed Items Drive, Stocking Drive, etc.) PLEASE contact the Operation Santa Project Manager, Tricia Muniz, at or 720-855-3358 PRIOR to 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 720-855-3358 or click here to send an email.