Santa's Workshop: Keeping the dream of Christmas alive for Military children

Our Mission ~ "This organization shall contribute to the advancement and improvement of the quality of life on the installation.  Santa's Workshop is exclusively funded by donations and is staffed entirely by volunteers who strive to present a professional and positive attitude while working year round in order to distribute new toys, books, and games to children in the Fort Hood military community during Christmas time."

Santa's Workshop, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was originated exclusively for charitable purposes  as a unit-level (13th COSCOM) initiative.  Out of necessity, it grew into an installation-level project in 1998. Our mission is to make new toys accessible for needy children of the Fort Hood military community during the holiday season.

Who knows the needs of individual children better than their parents?  At Santa's Workshop Fort Hood, the parents browse our well-stocked shelves to make the most appropriate selections of brand new toys, games and books for their children. This past year we helped over 3,290 children to enjoy a happier holiday.

The success of Santa's Workshop is a direct result of the generous support received from the military community and from the many individuals, private organizations and businesses in and around Central Texas.  With their help, our typical annual inventory consists of more than 100,000 toys, 3600 books and 3600 games.  The approximate monetary value of gifts distributed for each child is $42, but the non-monetary value is immeasurable.

Santa's Workshop is in need of the following games! Please contact us if you can help. 

Battleship                Monopoly Jr.   Scrabble Jr.        Jenga               Apples to Apples Jr. 
Scattergories Jr.      Clue Jr.           Pictionary Jr.      Mousetrap        Operation
Sorry                       Bop It              Twister                Elefun              I Spy

* We have plenty of Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land, Boggle, or Dominoes, Thanks!

We are also in need of Sports Balls, such as footballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, and basketballs.

You can drop off games and toys at:

  • on Fort Hood at the 1CAV and 3CR Museums

  • Camo Santa locations: Dodge Country Killeen, Freedom Jeep Chrysler Killeen, Cinemark Theaters, Rudy's Killeen and Waco, Millers BBQ Belton, Coffee Shop Cafe in McGregor, First National Bank Texas (6 locations in Killeen), Temple Chamber of Commerce, Robinson High School in Robinson and the Temple Mall.

  • Colonial Residential Properties Harker Heights, HEB Harker Heights, Heritage Park Fitness Harker Heights, Real Estate Marketplace Killeen, Vive Les Arts Killeen, The Shine Team Harker Heights, Walgreens locations in Central Texas

We are located just to the right of the entrance to the Clear Creek Commissary Building in Building 50001. 

Our Mailing address is:

P.O. Box 5157

Fort Hood, TX 76544

Phone Number: please leave a message as this phone is not answered on a regular basis: 287-TOYS

email address: swsforthood@gmail.com



 Would members of your company or organization like a tour of Santa's Workshop?

Discover our capacity and operational structure.  

See how your contributions
are inventoried, funds are raised,  applicants are processed and
everything is done, from start to finish, by volunteers.

Tours are conducted September 1-November 30

Request a tour!