a helping hand during the holidays

Christmas is a special time of year for many families. It can also accentuate financial hardships for others. Since it is considered a season of giving, Prairie du Chien Rotary believes that everyone should have the things they need to have a safe, warm, and happy holiday. Operation Santa accomplishes that by connecting donated toys, clothing, and more to families that can use them.

Important 2023 Dates

Registration Begins: November 1 at 8am
* Anyone with children in the household ages 0-18 are required to sign up online.
* Adults with NO children in the household may sign up online or in-person at Coulee Cap in PdC or Gays Mills Village Hall.

Registration Ends: November 30 at 4pm

Donation Drop-off: December 4 & 5 at Hoffman Hall 4-6pm

Operation Santa Toy & Food Pick-up: Friday, December 8 11am-5pm at Hoffman Hall

About Operation santa

Operation Santa is a program providing holiday support, including toys, clothing, toiletries, food, and more to area families in need in Crawford County, Wisconsin.  Now managed by the Prairie du Chien Rotary Club, Operation Santa serves hundreds of families each year.  All are encouraged to sign up for this years Operation Santa program online (preferred sign up method), at Couleecap in Prairie du Chien, or at the Gays Mills Village Office.  

**Registration begins November 1st.  You will not be able to register online or in person until November 1st.  Deadline for registration is November 30th at 4pm.  

Please contact Rotary of PdC at 608-357-2008 or pdcrotary@gmail.com if you have any questions. We will try to return your call or email as soon as we are able.

operation santa

Sign-up to participate in the Prairie du Chien Rotary Club's Operation Santa program.


Donate new toys, clothing, jackets, hats, mittens, & more. Find out how and where to drop off your donations.

prairie du chien rotary

Rotary International is one of the world's largest service organizations, with some 29,500 clubs in more than 160 countries. Prairie du Chien Rotarians make a difference in the world through individual contributions of time and money, with the desire of "service above self".

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families served
years of op santa

Prairie du Chein Rotary has managed Operation Santa since 2019.