We coordinate surprise visits from Santa Claus for homebound and medically fragile children so that they can enjoy the Santa experience. Our goal is for every child to truly enjoy the magic of Christmas, no matter the diagnosis or medical concern they face that prevents them from visiting Santa.
Request a Santa Visit
We arrange Santa visits to children (from 1-92) living with chronic illness in every state in the U.S. and many other countries. Santa visits are not guaranteed but we do our best to fill all requests.
Request a Visit
Volunteer as Santa
The need for volunteer Santa’s, Mrs. Claus, photographers, and therapy singers to provide home and/or virtual visits continues to grow each year. Learn how you can help to fill this need.
Volunteer as Santa
Volunteer Your Time
Volunteers are needed to help coordinate schedules, make phone calls, confirm Santa’s appointments, and respond to emails. If you can donate your time, please let us know.
Join Our Cause
Donations are used directly to arrange Santa visits and help the Santa’s arrive at their appointed rounds. Many Santa’s travel long distances just to see a special child!
The Santa’s that help the Secret Sleigh Project visit children in their homes all over the United States, as well as in several other countries. Santa does this because he knows these young believers can’t get outside to see him at Christmas-time. Some have cancer, others have illnesses that are hidden, many have wheelchairs, breathing machines, medicines, and nurses. But all just want what every young heart wants; to be able to see Santa and spend a few minutes with him. He already knows what they want for Christmas so they just spend extra time snuggling, reading, baking, playing, dancing, laughing, and sometimes, just sitting together. After all, presence is what Santa and Christmas is really all about!
“Santa just came this evening and turned our Christmas into one to remember. Thomas was in the hospital all of Christmas, but we got our Christmas miracle today.” ~Jill
“Santa visited us last year and it was an amazing experience.” ~Sarah
“Hearing and seeing the children interact with Santa has been so much fun. Also, watching the joy in the parents eyes and being able to see the families get to escape the challenges they are going through and just enjoy their children visiting with Santa.” ~Carole
“Thank you to everyone that was able to make all of this possible for our kiddos! Words could not even begin to explain how much this meant to me!” ~Alexis
The Secret Sleigh project was started by Sarah Kordis after learning that her daughter, Lily, experienced a metabolic crisis that left her unable to walk, talk, or eat on her own. When Lily was additionally diagnosed with a respiratory complication, Sarah felt crushed when she considered that her beautiful and special daughter would not be able to visit Santa. She had a vision of Santa walking into Lily’s room and seeing her face light up with excitement. This is where Secret Sleigh was born.
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