Founded in 1993 in Hendersonville, North Carolina by Ted and Barbara Van Thullenar, the Friends of Santa Claus organization currently serves families throughout North Carolina and in Upstate South Carolina.

Since the program's inception, we have been committed to maintaining our status as an overwhelmingly volunteer based organization. We have 10 hands on, hard working volunteer board members who serve on our board for one reason - they love the kids. We also have a unique group of over 100 volunteers who give their time and talent to make a difference in the lives of these children.