I Want To Help

Lamprey Health Care’s ‘Tis the Season Program (formerly known as Operation Santa) brings together community partners to provide holiday assistance to families in need. Through the generosity of the Newmarket community, the program has assisted hundreds of children and families in need during past holiday seasons.

We are asking for your support to make this year’s program a success as well. There are several ways to help.

  • Monetary donations
  • Sponsor a family or child
  • Donations of gift certificates, which are especially helpful for teens

Donations will be accepted now through November 29, 2019.

Every donation makes a difference.

Download a sponsor pledge form to mail in your donation or donate online.

I Need Holiday Help

In collaboration with community partners, our ‘Tis the Season Holiday Assistance Program provides help to Newmarket families in need.


You must be a resident of Newmarket and meet certain income guidelines to receive assistance through ‘Tis the Season. Individual circumstances will be considered.

How do I Apply?

Call (603) 659-3106 and ask to make an appointment with Sarah Marino for holiday assistance. You will need to bring proof of income to your appointment with Sarah to verify program eligibility. Sarah will also review your family’s situation so we can best meet your needs.

Then what?

That’s it. Just don’t lose track of time. Your application must be completed by November 29th.

December 12th is the tentative pick-up date, but we will let you know the finalized details when you apply.

If you don’t qualify for our program, we will do our best to connect you with other resources to meet your needs.

I Need Holiday Help, but I Don't Live in Newmarket

‘Tis the Season is a program for residents of Newmarket. If you live in another town and need holiday help, ask to speak with our Care Coordinator. They will help connect you with assistance programs in your community.

Nashua Center, ask for Shayana Owen, (603) 883-1626 ext. 7119
Newmarket Center, ask for Sarah Marino, (603) 659-3106 ext. 7237
Raymond Center, ask for Wendy McGonigle, (603) 895-3351 ext. 7338