About your contribution,

My name is Gunny Claus, assigned to the 1st Reindeer Division of the Marine Corps Base North Pole, established thirteen years ago.

Each year, I am deployed to visit Marine children and dependents at Camp Lejeune and the associated East coast bases and stations for the strategically important task of bringing hope and cheer to thousands of families of active-duty stateside and deployed Marines.

In the past 13 years, I have visited over 100,000 children. Each received a small gift and commemorative ornament for the year but more importantly, they talk to me; I am a special Claus who understands the unique situation of these families. You can only imagine the stories that I hear by individually talking to so many Marine kids.

Already for Christmas 2016, Family Readiness Officers of Camp Allen, Norfolk, Camp Lejeune, Cherry Point, New River, Beaufort, and Parris Island have scheduled thousands of children.

Every year the 1st Reindeer Div. depends on help from folks like you to supply the resources and funds to pay for these small gifts to distribute as well as funding special needs for some of these families who are having a hard time finding their Christmas magic.

I am asking you to donate any amount you can as any amount shows your heartfelt dedication to these families.

Thank you in advance for showing your support for our Navy and Marine children and families.

This organization also provides additional assistance to special needs kids in the military and families that are facing the burden of adversities that come without warning.

The 1st Reindeer Division is funded solely by the many wonderful patrons that share our goal of helping bring a little Christmas magic to those serving this great Nation.

100% of your contribution goes to the kids. For some it is the only gift they receive.

Merry Christmas
Semper Fi

Gunny Claus

By Check or Money Or

Make checks payable to The 1st Reindeer Division
Please mail your contribution to the divisions outpost at:
1st Reindeer Division
P.O. Box 4288
Greensboro, NC 27404


100% of the proceeds raised by the 1st Reindeer Division go to Marine Families and Kids so that they may enjoy Christmas during their Marines Deployment as well as their return. We go above and beyond to make certain a little Christmas Magic comes their way.

This organization is a Public Charity and exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code EIN: 45-3732681