Sponsors who help make ONP Special

Operation North Pole is always looking for new sponsors with which to partner.  For more information on sponsorship opportunities, ways to give back through in kind or monetary donations, or to volunteer, please contact us by email, mail or phone.

Daniel F. & Ada L. Rice Foundation

The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation has been a long time supporter of Operation North Pole, Inc., providing financial support to further our mission of helping children in need. The first private foundation to grant ONP funds, Rice Foundation has played a critical role in the formation and growth of our organization and we are forever grateful for their support and trust in our mission. Without their support, ONP would not be the organization it has become and strives to be.

Fred and Jean Allegretti Foundation

The Fred and Jean Allegretti Foundation has provided grant requests to ONP for a number of years. Their generosity has allowed us to continue to make wishes come true for seriously ill children. We consider ourselves privileged to be handmaids of the Allegretti Foundation , fulfilling Christmas wishes to needy families on their behalf. Thank you doesn’t seem enough for the faith and trust that the Allegretti Foundation has placed in us.

Union Pacific Foundation

The Union Pacific Foundation has assisted ONP in recent years with financial support for our operations, especially those associated with our train travel expenses. Working with Union Pacific employees, all who have a “can do” attitude, makes the train experience part of our day a pleasing and seamless one. We are grateful to both the Union Pacific Foundation and their many employees for their ongoing support and dedication to making ONP such a unique experience for our families.

Anthony and Stephanie Lupo and Family

Stephanie Lupo showed up one day, saying she had heard about ONP from a friend of hers. She asked if she could get involved. Little did we know what was in store for ONP when we said “sure!” The Lupo Family has helped ONP both financially and, of equal importance, in broadening the scope of ONP in the community. They have been tireless in helping raise awareness for the Secret Santa program with their many friends and have helped build relationships with community leaders and ONP. We are blessed to have their support and dedication.

Vitalant - (formerly LifeSource Blood Services, ITXM)

LifeSource, now Vitalant has been a proud supporter of Operation North Pole as a contributing sponsor of our special train that takes our families and their children to the North Pole.  The need for blood products can occur in persons of all ages, from premature infants to the elderly.  Many of our children are in need, and have received the life saving donation of blood from others in their care.  An important component of many medical and surgical treatments is the highly specialized blood products collected by LifeSource.  Through their generous donation and dedication of their staff they provide our program with the stability and presence of care knowing many of our children are the very patients they support day-in and day-out. LifeSource also partners with the fire service in raising the awareness of the need for blood donations every day and the fire service plays a very large role in the efforts of our charity.  Over 1000 units of blood are needed every day in our area - be the giving type and donate blood!