Thanks to the magical elves at Delta Airlines, MVK has annually been given the opportunity to fill an airplane full of deserving kids and parents for a once-in-a-lifetime “trip” to the North Pole.

Kids are transported by bus to the airport, thanks to the generous support of TANK and “flown” to the North Pole where the kids enjoy live music, treats and holiday cheer with local mascots.  

The kids then board an airplane, close their windows and are magically transported to the North Pole where they are greeted by Santa and Mrs. Claus and lots of holiday gifts from their “wish lists.”   

The kids and parents participating in this special experience are nominated by their agencies because they would not otherwise have a holiday without this opportunity.

Sample of a nomination for the North Pole (names have been changed):  The Johnson kids ages 7, 5, 2 and 1 have recently been removed from their mother and placed in separate foster homes.  The kids are working to overcome a childhood plagued by neglect and abuse.  They love, care and worry about each other and are only able to see each other once a month. This trip to the North Pole would give them the opportunity to not only see Santa but to spend time with each other, giving them a sense of belonging, togetherness and a sense of “home” to spend the holiday with the only people in their lives who are not paid to care about them.

A family from Sayler Park Community Center getting ready to load the plane for their Trip to the North Pole.