Operation Elf Box


Over 1500 children were shopped for this season by more than 500 families. Each one of those families was invited by appointment to shop complimentary at one of three, Elf Shoppe’s. (Bend, Redmond and Salem) These are all Christmas miracles. Many of these children may have gone without a gift under their tree this year. But you responded, and collectively, we distributed approximately 10,000 gifts; creating a brighter Christmas for children. I thank each and every one of you, for pouring so much love into Operation Elf Box this year, and every year. Going forward we will be working on building the NORTHwest POLE here in Central Oregon. Thanks for believing in the dream. Merry Christmas, all year long. ~ Josh Hart, Founder & Resident Elf


Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to read about how the process of shopping with Operation Elf Box works. Once you have done that, please visit our contact page, and submit the contact form.

Our mission is simple: to create a brighter Christmas for children.


Since our inception in 2010, Operation Elf Box has partnered with over 2,800 families who have shopped complimentary at Elf Shoppe. We’ve added to Santa’s list the names of over 8,350 local children who might otherwise have gone without. The community has donated over 55,000 gifts to date, individuals placing these gifts in Elf Boxes located at businesses throughout Central Oregon and in the Willamette Valley. We view this as a Christmas miracle.

In 2015, our goal is to continue to partner with families in the community by providing a complimentary shopping experience. Good faith is our policy. Through this simple model we have discovered that we are able to empower these families and our friends.

Josh Hart
Founder & Resident Elf


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