Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona

Tucson, Arizona, USA

A Visit From Saint Nicholas


On December 6th, Saint Nicholas arrives by police helicopter or cruiser to visit 4,400 children from low income families in eleven Tucson schools. Each child receives a backpack filled with five toys, a coloring book, another book, and a toothbrush. Saint Nicholas and the volunteers tell about St. Nicholas’ legendary generosity. This is a community effort bringing together in the spirit of St. Nicholas,the police department, businesses and individuals to provide what may be the only gifts many children receive.