It's how we give back.
About Secret Santa
The Secret Santa Project, an initiative of the non-profit Make Mineral Wells Great Again, Inc., organizes a charitable donation drive each Christmas to provide gifts for local children of hardworking employees nominated by their employers in the Mineral Wells area. Through the kindness and generosity of local businesses and individuals, we are able to provide new toys for little ones, gift cards to clothing stores for teens, and recognize those who work hard to provide for their families. Sign up for our newsletter to see what Brad Jones and the rest of the team are up to!
Secret Santa Success!
The Secret Santa Project, through our wonderful supporters, generous donors, toy drive participants, and many tireless volunteers helped serve more families than ever.
By providing for placement of toy drive collection boxes on their campuses, Mineral Wells ISD was an instrumental partner in generating a large amount of donations. We are thankful for their participation.
We are also grateful for the participation of area businesses. A local hot sauce company, Ol’ Gringo Chile Co., partnered with us for a hot sauce challenge fundraiser, held at The Market at 76067, a new shopping venue in our historic downtown. Contestants vied to eat a variety of hot sauces the quickest and to raise money for the Secret Santa Project. The well-attended event was our most successful fundraising effort to date.
In 2018, the Secret Santa Project surprised 150 local kids with 53 brand new bikes, 41 clothing store gifts cards valued at $50 each, and bags full of new toys. This resulted in 25 carloads of surprise deliveries to deserving kids and their hardworking parents.