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2017 Operation Santa Claus

Application Period for Assistance

Citizens in Currituck County may apply for 2017 Christmas Assistance with the Department of Social Services' "Operation Santa Claus" from October 2 to December 8, 2017.

Applications may be obtained at the Department of Social Services. No late applications will be accepted after Friday, December 8. Children must live in Currituck County to be eligible for receiving toys and other items for Christmas.

Anyone who already receives benefits from Currituck DSS will not need to provide any verification of need.  Applicants who are not currently receiving benefits must call Department of Social Services  at 252-232-3083 for details on what verifications to bring when applying.

Applications should be turned in at the Department of Social Services office, located at the:

Currituck Judicial Center
2793 Caratoke Highway
Currituck, North Carolina  27929. 

How to Make A Donation to Operation Santa 

The Department of Social Services will be coordinating most of the activities of Operation Santa Claus for the children and adults in Currituck County who need your assistance during the holidays.

Please contact the following individuals if you want to:

  • Donate food or money for the Food Baskets for the Elderly program. Contact Carla Mebane at 252-232-6039.

  • Donate money or gift cards for our foster children. This will be distributed by the foster care staff. Contact Peggy Whitlow at 252-232-6042.

  • Donate new toys for children in Currituck County. Contact Larry Czernik with Toys for Tots at 252-619-0523.

  • Sponsor children in Currituck County, by providing gifts directly to a family. Contact Dawn Smith at 252-267-1140 or by email She will also accept donations of new toys.

If you want to sponsor children and provide gifts, we ask that you make arrangements to meet the family and distribute the gifts directly. You are welcome to meet them at the Department of Social Services.

Checks should be made payable to "Currituck County" and mailed to our MAILING ADDRESS at 153 Courthouse Road, Suite 400, Currituck, NC 27929.

If you need further information, call Social Services at 252-232-3083 and ask for Samantha Hurd.