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Christmas Elf  



Give Today and Help Make a Child's Christmas Wishes Come True!
Santas: $1,000 and up
Angels: $500 - $999
Stars: $300 - $499
Reindeer: $150 - $299
Snowmen: $50 - $149
Carolers: $1 - $49
Elves: Toy Donations - Locate the nearest dropoff site!


All major credit cards, bank cards, and paypal transfers accepted.

Checks may be sent to Christmas Elf c/o CSCAA, 89 York Street, Suite 1 in Auburn.


Thanks to the Elf sponsors: Auburn Party Rental, Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Currier Plastics, The Citizen, Wegmans.


We are ramping up for the 2018 Christmas Elf Campaign! Christmas Elf was started in 1987 by Roxanne Allexenberg to help local Cayuga County families in need provide Christmas gifts for their children. Roxanne was a correspondent for the Citizen. She moved to Auburn from St. Louis, where they ran a similar program. In its first year, Christmas Elf - through a group of volunteers from several community service agencies - raised $7,000 in cash, $6,000 in toys and served 180 families. 

Today, Christmas Elf raises approximately $27,000 in cash, $15,000 in toys and serves approximately 700 families including 1500 children in Cayuga County. Families must be referred to the Elf by a community service agency or a staff member at the school their children are attending. View the 2018 Elf Referral Application and 2018 Elf Income Guidelines.

The Elf Campaign is comprised of several volunteers including campaign coordinators Diane Currier and Carolyn Moore, administrative staff support from Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency and multiple community partners. CSCAA handles application intake and verification and manages all finances for the Elf. Currier Plastics donates the boxes for packing the gifts and the warehouse space for storing and organization of the gifts. Auburn Party Rental donates tables for distribution.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to Christmas Elf via mail, please send your contribution to Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc., c/o Christmas Elf, 89 York Street, Suite 1, Auburn NY 13021. Questions? Call the Christmas Elf Hotline at 315-255-1703 x102.


Toy Dropoff Sites

  • Memorial City Hall, 24 South Street, Auburn
  • BJs Wholesale Club, Grant Avenue, Auburn
  • Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Site I - 89 York Street, Suite 1, Auburn
  • Wegmans, 1 Loop Road, Auburn
  • 48 Wright Avenue, by Appointment
    Contact Info:    


Site I – Administrative Offices, Domestic Violence Services, Energy Services,Family Developmet, Healthy Families
phone: 315-255-1703
    Site 2 -Early Childhood Development
phone: 315-252-0038
    Site 3 - Free Clothing
phone: 315-252-0038
phone: 315-539-5647
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