Bear Mountain Diamond Dash

February 13, 2016

bmr_run_DiamondJoin us at the inaugural Bear Mountain Diamond Dash, part of the 2016 Bear Mountain Run Series presented by 107.3 KOOL FM.

The Diamond Dash start at 11am on February 13, and features a 5k race and a 1.5k family fun run/walk in support of Santas Anonymous and the BC Cancer Foundation’s Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Every participant will be entered to win one of the three grand draw prizes donated by Lugaro Jewellers. There’ll be great prizes and a post-race party held in the beautiful Westin Bear Mountain ballroom.

Register now

Oak Bay Half Marathon

May 29, 2016

OBH-Logo-whitebgCFAX Santas Anonymous Society is the charity of choice for the Oak Bay Half Marathon, taking place on Sunday, May 29. Contact us for fundraising tips and join our team of runners, relay teams and kids running to help local children year round.

Visit oakbayhalf.com to register for the 10k run, half marathon & relay, or the kids 1k fun run.

Bottle Depot Charity Bins

From now until the end of January, return your recyclable containers to any of The Bottle Depot’s three locations and your deposit will be donated to Santas Anonymous.

We’re grateful to The Bottle Depot for its ongoing support of Santas Anonymous and other charitable organizations in the Greater Victoria community.

Visit bottledepot.ca to find a location near you and see all of the things you can recycle, from beverage containers and batteries to electronics and small appliances.

Bottle Depot @ the Victoria Royals

January 6, 2016

In addition to collecting recyclables through their Charity Bins, Bottle Depot will be at the Victoria Royal’s hockey game on Wednesday, January 6, collecting bottles outside of the arena. Whether you’re going to the game or just passing by, drop off your bottles and have the deposits donated to Santas Anonymous.

You can also take your recyclables directly to Bottle Depot locations until the end of January to support Santas Anonymous.

North Saanich Firefighters: Christmas Tree Chipping and Open House

January 3, 2016, 10:00am – 2:00pm

The North Saanich Volunteer Firefighters will be chipping trees from 10:00am – 2:00pm on Sunday, January 3, at both the Wain Road Fire Hall (Corner of Wain Road and West Saanich Road) and McTavish Fire Hall, located at 1665 McTavish Road.

The Open House will be held at the Wain Road Hall location, where a donation gets you hot chocolate, fire-safety activities, and firetruck rides. Donations will support Santas Anonymous and Families in need

Residents of North Saanich and Sidney can also request that your tree be picked up for a minimum $10 donation. Call 250-656-1931 to schedule a pickup time.

Happy holidays!

1,500 Christmas hampers have been collected by 1,500 families, with food for the holidays and gifts to be opened on Christmas Day. With the job done, our 2015 hamper program draws to a close.

We’re grateful for the thousands of donors and supporters in our community. Thank you for helping us serve more families than ever and raise a record sum during our Miracle on Broad Street radiothon. Your continued support inspires us to do more every year.

We’re grateful to our local firefighters, who delivered hampers all over Greater Victoria. Thank you for reminding us of all the brave people in emergency services working on behalf of our community every day.

And we are grateful for the hundreds of volunteers who put in countless hours over the past year. You volunteered in shopping centres, wrapped gifts in our workshop, and packed groceries in our warehouse. You organized events, coordinated operations, and kept this giant machine running smoothly. And when families came to our warehouse to pick up their hampers, you greeted them with smiles, entertained the children, and brightened their spirits for the days ahead. Thank you for the energy and enthusiasm you bring to Santas Anonymous and the people we serve.

Working together, we made this holiday season better for 1,500 families in Greater Victoria. More importantly, we let them know that they are not alone. Thank you all for making a difference in our community. We couldn’t do this without you.

From all of us at CFAX Santas Anonymous, happy holidays and best wishes for 2016.

Returning your santa bear donations

December 13, 2015

Our Tree of Wishes displays are now closed, as we focus on wrapping presents and preparing Christmas hampers for pickup and delivery.

If you have not yet returned your santa bear donation, please deliver it to our offices at 1420 Broad Street as soon as possible. Deliveries can be made to the front desk at any time in the day (24 hours).

Thank you for helping us make the season brighter for families in need!