Texas Mother Creates An App To Help Parents Find A Black Santa

Texas Mother Creates An App To Help Parents Find A Black Santa

Christmas Day is quickly approaching, and before the day officially arrives, there are many places that are offering the opportunity to take photos with Santa Claus. However, sometimes it can be difficult for black parents to find a Santa Claus they can take their children to, who looks like them.

However, one Texas mother was able to come up with a way to help solve that issue.

According to CBS News, last year Jihan Woods, who is a physician and a mother of twin boys, started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund her Black Santa locator app. She was able to raise $5,000 within a span of 30 days, and the result was an app called “Find Black Santa,” which lists Santas in 35 states, and Washington D.C.

Jihan talked about her development of the app and said, “I really wanted my children to see a Santa Claus that looks like them. It’s important to me that they experience diversity in all aspects of their lives, Santa included.”

Terri Lipsey Scott, the executive director of Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg, FL said that families have driven close to an hour just to take a photo with the black Santa at their location. Scott said, “The turnout is incredible — there are so few options as it relates to the availability of having an African-American Santa. That self-esteem element even in the holiday season is so important.”


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Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cant-find-a-black-santa-now-theres-an-app/


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