Hello! Welcome to my website!
I think you'll be pleased to discover that
I'm different from
any Santa you've ever known!
Santa Claus is my legal name, and I serve as a volunteer
child advocate, peace activist, and monk.
For several years, I served as Director of The Santa Claus Foundation, advocating for the 2 million children in the United States annually who are abused, neglected, exploited, abandoned, homeless, and institutionalized through no fault of their own. That's 1 out of every 37 children in our great nation.
During 2006 and 2007, I visited every Governor's staff throughout our country, on Santa's Bless the Children Tour, discussing a variety of issues affecting vulnerable children in dire straits and formulating processes to streamline government and agency systems designed to serve vulnerable children, including those eligible for foster care and adoption.
During the 2008 and 2012 election cycles, I ran as an independent write-in candidate for President in more than a dozen states, aiming to restore America's heart and soul and using my platform to address a variety of children's issues. This time, more than 90,000 Facebook followers expressed their interest in my campaign. My campaign was mentioned by National Public Radio, the Associated Press, MTV News, G4 TV, more than 100 blogs, and in newspaper websites in the United States, Russia, Finland, Canada, and Brazil, despite the fact that I spent only a couple of hundred dollars to discuss a variety of children's issues on the national level.
In 2009, I received an International Peace Prize from the Santa Claus Peace Council in Turkey, that previously bestowed its Peace Prize on the Dalai Lama, this time recognizing my work on behalf of millions of vulnerable children and my belief that, in order to achieve international peace, we first must instill peace within the heart of each and every child.
Prior to my Santa years, I served as a public safety emergency response Chaplain and law enforcement administrator.
My BFA, MA, and EdD/ABD are from New York University.
P.S. I'm the only member of SAG-AFTRA and WGA who can endorse a product or service as Santa Claus.
Commercials, film, and TV work support my child advocacy.
Please also visit www.TheSantaDiet.com