is a non profit organization designed to help heal the spirit and soul of children who are living in shelters because of natural disasters, or in Children's Hospitals due to grave illnesses. There are many wonderful charities who help the body when disaster strikes, but who helps to fix the damage done inside when even the most caring surgeon cannot? Santa Claus of course! Santa travels all over the country to displaced family shelters to visit children and families who are suddenly homeless and have lost everything due to a natural disaster. He brings toys, fun and goodies to the children, and parents see their child smile and laugh for perhaps the first time since their whole world fell down on top of them.
Santa visits children confined to hospitals due to the ravages of illness or chemotherapy to give them a chance to just be a kid and play with new toys and to read books to them. Since some of these children won't be there for Santa to visit on Christmas Eve, Santa must visit them on their schedule, not his.
What about the little girl who greeted Santa on his way in?
She picked out some books to read, and was so engrossed in those, she didn't notice when one of Santa's helpers handed him the doll he had set aside. The little girl didn't say a word (which was out of character for her since she was quite the "Chatty Cathy") when Santa handed her the doll. She hugged the doll still in the box with one arm and Santa with the other. Santa later told Mrs. Claus that he didn't know who squeezed harder, he or the little girl.
After treating all the families and the children (and the Red Cross volunteers of course) to ice cream and wonderful toppings, the mother of the little five year old girl that had become Santa's newest friend told him that the doll was just like the one she had lost. That brought a tear, a smile and a hug along with the realization that this is exactly what he needed to be doing all year 'round.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
2479 Murfreesboro Rd #104
Nashville, Tn 37217