For over 100 years, The Arctic League has provided gifts on Christmas morning to needy children in Chemung County.  In 2023, due to the generous support of our community through donations and volunteer hours, we were able to purchase and deliver gifts for over 1,500 families with nearly 3,100 children!

We are continuing our new tradition of delivering gifts the morning of Christmas Eve.  Don’t forget to stop by and visit our friends at the Elmira American Legion after delivering for free refreshments!

Click here to view a list of our generous donors.

Click below to view our video tribute to our amazing volunteers, created by Arctic League Director David Siskin!

In 2018, the Arctic League was honored to be featured as part of The Good Works Project from the Community Foundation! They did an amazing job capturing the spirit of the Arctic League in the video below.

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