- Year Round Activities
Throughout the year North Pole Ministries works with people who need help.
John and his family organized North Pole Ministries with the express purpose of providing a tax deductible place for patrons to offset the cost of making people of all ages happy at Christmas and year round. People have enjoyed giving money knowing they are providing candy and stuffed animals for children and sick and dying people each December and throughout the year.
For over 38 years John has been visiting more than 5,000 people a year of all ages, races, health, economics, religions and countries as Santa Claus. In December Santa makes over 100 scheduled stops at agency parties, nursing homes, hospitals, schools and churches and sees many others in offices and restaurants. He gives a candy cane and a stuffed animal with a big grin and a hug to each one every year–one person at a time. Now we have 2 generations of Santas.
Outside of the Christmas season, refugees have been our focus. Many of you helped us clothe 20+ boys and furnish 27 apartments for the Lost Boys of the Sudan. Those boys are funding their own way now, but they know other families fleeing from Darfur and other African countries who need help with food and clothing and furniture.
Our recent specialty has been refurbishing donated computers (Windows 7 or better) so that they are ready for these boys, now young men, to use to go to college. Johnathan refurbishes them in house so there is no additional cost. Then we have been able to pass these along to our refugee families or other charities who serve the working poor of Arizona.
No one at North Pole Ministries receives a salary.
Contributions are TAX DEDUCTIBLE!