The Arctic League is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that no child in Chemung County goes without gifts on Christmas.  We’ve been proud to serve our community for over 100 years!

Click here to read our history, and be sure to watch the video below that was produced by the Community Foundation’s Good Works Project, spotlighting the Arctic League!

Every year from mid-November until just before Christmas, the Arctic League accepts applications for Christmas morning deliveries. The office is staffed by the Chemung Volunteer Action Corps (CVAC) who assist clients in completing the application and making that all required information is collected.

Once a family’s application is complete, another volunteer inputs the information into our system, which checks for inconsistencies. Labels are then printed that are placed onto packing tags. These tags contain the information that is used to pack the bags for delivery.

Other duties such as filing, mailing the Annual Report and answering general questions are always performed in a cheerful, professional and confidential manner.