This App Will Help You Locate A Black Santa In Your Neighborhood

December 20, 2019
A mom created an app to help you locate Black Santas.

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Representation matters. And one mom sought to make sure her twin boys had it, even during the holiday season.

Jihan Woods created a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for an app that would make locating a Black Santa easier on her.

"Each year, I searched everywhere to find a Black Santa for my boys and had no luck," she wrote on the Kickstarter page.

After relentless research and finally finding a Black Santa, Woods decided she wanted to make it something that was simple to achieve every year -- and for anyone.

She was successful in raising $5,100 towards the "Find Black Santa" app, which allows parents (and other Santa lovers) to find Black Santa photo-ops, Santas-for-hire, and community events with an easy-to-use directory.

"Find Black Santa's mission is to present children with positive images of people of color in an effort to play a role in building self-esteem and improving overall wellbeing," Woods' Kickstarter campaign page states.

Now, Black Santas can be located in 35 states and D.C.

“Christmas can be celebrated in more than one way. Find Black Santa gives families like mine access to Black Santas nationwide,” Woods told Blavity.

The app is free and currently available on the App Store and Google Play.

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