Happy Santas volunteer distributing gift to childYou will experience the true meaning of Christmas when you embark on this life-changing visit with the children of Padua House and Happy Santas.

In a world of cynical consumerism, the simple joy on the face of a challenged child when they receive a treasured toy or badly needed item of clothing will touch your heart. The opportunity to interact directly with a child receiving your gift will be the highlight of your holiday season.

Padua House is a residential program for those from the ages of birth to 35 with profound disabilities and  intellectual challenges  who are medically fragile. Happy Santas is committed to providing cheer during the holiday season to the residents and staff.

Package levels range from $150 – $5,000+.

Happy Santas is fiscally sponsored by the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation.

The 2019 Padua House visit is scheduled for Monday, December 9, 2019.


$150.00       Elf Sponsorship: Provides toys, clothes and toiletries for one child and caregiver

$500.00       Reindeer Sponsorship: Provides gifts for four children and their caregivers

$1,000.00    Santa Claus Sponsorship: Provides gifts for eight children and their caregivers

$2,000.00    Hannukah Sponsorship: Provides gifts for sixteen children and their caregivers

$5,000.00+  Guardian Angel Sponsorship: Supports a facility improvement project


Thank you 2019 Supporters:

Title Sponsors – $5000+

Gwen & Todd Graves

In Memory of Tom Bradshaw

Hanukkah Sponsors – $2000+

Becky & Mel Ziegler, Bud’s Broiler

David Piscola, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Santa Claus Sponsors – $1000+

Jane Ann & Walter Blessey

Craig Accardo

Kathie & Eddie Jacobs

Sara & Ty Angeron

Margaret & David Blitch

Erin & Albert Nicaud

Barbara & Mickey Freiberg

Greg Reggio

Reindeer  Sponsors – $500+

Paul Rotner

Mary-Glenn & Barrett Miller

Teresa & Dave Cvitanovich

Derek Hailey

Sean Dowd

Paul Hendrick

Elf Sponsors – $150+

Courtney & Jacob Waguespack

Louis Gentry

Golden Concierge, LLC, Courtney Blitch

Gene & Randy Stein

Ron Blitch

Angela & Phil Colombo

In Memory of Jerry Romig

Kerrie & Brandon Kikendall

Robert Giancontieri

Bryan Hayden

Brandon Syme

Johnny Blue

Tiffany Cazabon

Patricia Cazabon

Maggie Boasberg

Jennifer Killian

Michelle & Peter Sclafani

Wendy & Paul Guillie

Glen Armantrout

Reed Ingram

Chenae & Chris Watermeier

Suzanne & Mike Edmonston

Debbie & Tony Abadie

In-Kind Sponsors

Drago’s, The Cvitanovich Family

Limousine Livery, Aaron Dirks

The Bergeron Girls, Singing Group

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Gerald Turlich Jr.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto

George Long Photography

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Mary & CJ Minor

Ed Renton

Ballard Family

Mike Maenza, Swegs Kitchen


To donate by mail, make check payable to Louisiana Hospitality Foundation and send to:

Louisiana Hospitality Foundation

P.O. Box 24046

New Orleans, LA 70184

Questions? Call Jennifer Kelley at (504) 913-5980.