Operation North Pole
Operation North Pole (ONP) is a volunteer-based public charity. ONP works with Chicago’s major children’s hospitals, providing a day of fun and fantasy for families who have a child battling a life threatening illness by hosting a fantasy trip to the North Pole. With the emotional and financial stresses a family with a child battling a life-threatening or a terminal illness may face, ONP makes every effort to ensure that the entire family participates and shares in the day's festivities. The magical experience includes breakfast, a festive train ride to the North Pole, a visit with Santa, winter wonderland fun, entertainment, treats, personal wish list gifts, and much more! It's ONP's goal to provide these families an unforgettable experience amidst very challenging times.
While Operation North Pole will continue to host this cornerstone holiday event, we are expanding to a “Twelve Months of Christmas” schedule. The plan is to provide events and service opportunities all year round. ONP distributed 3,000 winter coats in the 2016 - 2017 winter season, hosted blood drives in partnership with LifeSource, performed service opportunities at the Ronald McDonald House, and hosted numerous charitable events.
ONP wants to use its growing platform to engage and empower the community to give and serve all year round! Learn how you can donate today!