"If it weren't for the school staff, businesses, and community members making donations, this valuable program would end," said Provencher. "We would help more of the children if we had more money."
Operation Santa Claus is constantly seeking donations and organizers noted that no gift is too small.
The participating students will end their fund raising efforts Nov. 22. To make a tax deductible donation, send a check made out to Operation Santa Claus and mail in care of Mrs. Provencher at Johnsburg Central School, PO Box 380, North Creek NY 12853 or drop off your cash donation at the school's main office.