The Bristol Santa House will benefit children with special needs and their families regardless of circumstance
Bristol, Rhode Island (PRWEB) 9/1/2022 – Since 2017, the James D. Rielly Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit all-volunteer organization, has helped bring Christmas cheer year-round to children and families throughout Rhode Island and Southern New England. Today, the organization announced they are bringing a real live Santa Claus House to Bristol, Rhode Island.
The Bristol Santa House will be a one-of-a-kind place for children of all ages and abilities to share holiday wishes, drop off a letter to Santa, or even meet the head elf himself, regardless of physical, mental, or financial challenges. The goal of the Santa House is to create a family-friendly holiday destination full of joy, whimsy, and nostalgia, where the season comes alive through interactive experiences and Hallmark-worthy moments.
“Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas regardless of circumstance,” stated Michael Rielly, founder and chief merriment officer of the James D. Rielly Foundation. “Sadly, many children with special needs never have the opportunity to meet with Santa, and some families simply cannot afford Christmas gifts.”
The Santa House will be stocked with new unwrapped toys and clothing items so that children in need can receive a gift during the holiday season, free of charge. The James D. Rielly Foundation and other charitable organizations will donate toys and clothing items.
“Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas regardless of circumstance,” stated Michael Rielly, founder and chief merriment officer of the James D. Rielly Foundation.
With the support of town officials and local businesses, the James D. Rielly Foundation believes the Bristol Santa Claus House will become a popular attraction in the East Bay and, possibly, all of Rhode Island. The Santa Claus House will also be accessible to other charities and community organizations focused on helping families or children in need.
“We believe the Bristol Santa House will create cherished and lasting memories for families and children for years to come,” reiterated Michael Rielly.
The James D. Rielly Foundation will fund the construction of the Bristol Santa House; however, they are seeking sponsors to assist with providing gifts to needy families.
For information on opportunities for sponsorship or support for the Bristol Santa House, please contact the James D. Rielly Foundation at: www.jdrfoundation.org
For information on opportunities for sponsorship or support for the Bristol Santa House, download the 2022 Bristol Santa House Sponsorship Kit below.