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Santa Fund

For over 40 years the Santa Fund has been bringing holiday cheer to those less fortunate in our community.
By donating to the Nashua Telegraph United Way Santa Fund, you are supporting holiday gift programs at the Front Door Agency, the Salvation Army, and Milford SHARE. These programs help families across the Greater Nashua and Souhegan Valley region to have a happy holiday without having to choose between gifts and basic necessities like heat and food.

Gift cards – from a variety of locations, including Chunky’s Movie Theatre, Target, Walmart, Best Buy and Barnes & Noble – are  a high-need item, as are young men and teenagers’ clothing, as well as infant clothing and socks for people of all ages.


Other donations being sought include pajamas, books, mittens, winter coats, jeans, boots, graphic novels, Legos for all ages and other toys.


“There are a lot of different opportunities to give during the holidays, including the Santa Fund,” said Mike Apfelberg, president of United Way of Greater Nashua. “It’s all part of the collective spirit of giving during the holiday season.”


“This is sort of the one Nashua-based community opportunity to give,” Apfelberg added. “It may not be that different from other giving opportunities, but it is home-grown and of consequence. We really know where the needs are and the agency partners know where the needs are they focus in on those.”


As in the past, participating agencies are asking that donated gifts be new and unwrapped.


Santa Fund monetary donations will be accepted online again this year. Those wishing to make a monetary


donation may use their MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express card on a secure online portal. The Web address for that portal is


Donations also may be made by texting 2023SANTA to 41444 or by scanning the QR code to the right


Checks may be made out to the United Way of Greater Nashua, with Santa Fund written in the memo line.


Cash donations may be dropped off at the United Way of Greater Nashua’s office.


The Telegraph will publish donors names in each Sunday’s edition during the holiday season. Donor names also will be listed under a special link on The Telegraph’s website – The Telegraph also will serve as a drop-off site for donations of goods.


For additional information, contact The Telegraph 603-594-1240 or United Way of Greater Nashua at 603-882-4011 or



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