MY OUTLOOK: Santa with the Rotary Club of Northwest OKC

Santa with childrenHow long has the Rotary Club of Northwest OKC been hosting the Santa Project?

I have been helping with the Northwest Oklahoma City Rotary Club since 1979.

Where do you take the pictures with Santa?

Northpark Mall, located at North May Ave and 122nd St.

What is different about your Santa Project?

We are Oklahoma City’s only non-profit Santa! All of our net proceeds go to various local charities, most of them are children related.

Do you have any special days during the event?

We sure do! We have a signing Santa for the hearing impaired; special needs Santa for mentally challenged children; and we also have special times set aside for pets.

What’s your favorite part about taking pictures?

The smiles and letting the children know “the reason for the season.” Also, since I am not a corporate Santa, I get to spend a little extra time with each child in order to enhance their experience.

How much money have you raise and where do you donate it?

Last year was our best year ever and we have been blessed over the years by being able to raise tens of thousands of dollars. We have helped Sister BJ’s Pantry, The Boy Scouts, The YMCA, All for Rescues, The Children’s Home, the Jesus House, EVE, Alzheimer’s Asso