Happy Santas volunteer distributing gift to childPadua 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 a program that was created to provide holiday cheer and support to the residents and staff of Padua House, a Catholic Charities program. 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. 

Although we can’t visit them in person this year due to the health and safety restrictions due to the pandemic, Happy Santas will continue to be a light of love and hope for them. We are committed to supporting capital improvements and purchasing items such as toys, personal hygiene products, clothing and more from a “wish list” to support everyone at Padua House.

We understand that this has been a very challenging year for so many due to the pandemic and it’s financial impacts. We don’t expect everyone to be able to donate, but if you can, please consider supporting the residents of Padua House with a financial gift.

Package levels range from $150 – $5,000+. And you can write in your own donation amount.

Happy Santas is fiscally sponsored by the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, a 501(c)3 corporation.


$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    Hanukkah Sponsorship: Provides gifts for sixteen children and their caregivers

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

Any donation amount is welcomed and appreciated.


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

Louisiana Hospitality Foundation

P.O. Box 24046

New Orleans, LA 70184

Questions? Email info@louisianahospitality.org.

Happy Santas 2019 group photo