About Santa Tim

The Local Christmas Charity


The spirit and hard work of the Santa Tim program is from our own Tim Oxford of Windsor, CA.  Tim Oxford, aka Santa Tim, was born and raised in San Diego.  His father served in the military as a submariner and he instilled community service work into Tim and his four brothers and sisters at a very young age. Tim moved to Sonoma County in 1983 and has owned and operated his general contracting company for the last 34 years.  He is well known in the Windsor community as serving in countless ways by stepping up when he hears of a need he's able to fill.  When confronted by a mission of service that requires other expertise, he doesn't hesitate to help out.  

Santa Tim – Public Service Award received from 4cs of Sonoma County - Community Child Care Council – 2015 Champions for Children

The History of the Santa Tim organization

The Santa Tim program started 26 years ago when Tim was asked to “play” Santa that holiday season at the Santa Rosa Optimist club and the Golden Coin Hotel, which is a hotel for low income families.  Over the years, the Santa Tim program has grown steadily.  His biggest annual holiday appearance is with the California Children Services, providing hundreds of families of special-needs and disabled children with gifts for the holiday season.  These families are often not serviced by any other social agency, other than a Public Health Nurse through California Children Services.  Over the years, friends and family have volunteered as elves to assist Santa Tim in delivering joy and gifts.  Santa Tim has volunteers who just wrap presents!

There are many “believers” in Santa Tim.  With the unwavering support from friends, family and our local community, Santa Tim picks up his Santa bag every year and continues to bring joy through gifts and encouragement through his words.  Join the many believers in Santa Tim and participate in supporting you local community services who reach out to make a difference!

Let us all make a difference, one child at a time!


Santa Tim is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit. ID #45-2393071