Letters from Santas: November 2016

Do you know what keeps Santas Anonymous busy throughout the year? Follow our “Letters from Santas” series to learn more about the people at the heart of Santas Anonymous, and why we love what we do.

November’s guest writers

For 2016, Santas Anonymous has once again set a goal of providing Christmas Hampers for 1,500 families, and we’ll need everyone’s help to make it happen.

In this spirit, the November Letter from Santas comes from a local family who have supported Santas Anonymous for many years, and never expected to find themselves on the receiving end of a Christmas Hamper. Continue reading »

Letters from Santas: October 2016

Do you know what keeps Santas Anonymous busy throughout the year? Follow our “Letters from Santas” series to learn more about the people at the heart of Santas Anonymous, and why we love what we do.

October’s guest writer

Dan Deringer with his grandson, Joshua

Dan with his grandson, Joshua

Dan Deringer is a past president and current member of our board of directors, and he’s a man who leads by example. You’ll find him everywhere you find Santas Anonymous, and you’ll rarely see him standing still. Whether it’s organizing a group of volunteers, picking up supplies, or setting up a bouncy castle, Dan is always ready to do lend a hand.

In 2016, Dan has once again volunteered to manage our Christmas Hamper program, directing the huge team that makes everything happen in our workshop and warehouse. It’s a full-time job, and we’re grateful for the energy, passion, and warm smiles that he brings with him every day!

In this month’s Letter from Santas, Dan talks about the effort that goes into preparing for another busy holiday season at Santas Anonymous.
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Letters from Santas: September 2016

Do you know what keeps Santas Anonymous busy throughout the year? Follow our “Letters from Santas” series to learn more about the people at the heart of Santas Anonymous, and why we love what we do.

September’s guest writer

Christine Hewitt, Executive Director of CFAX Santas AnonymousChristine Hewitt has served as the Executive Director of CFAX Santas Anonymous since July 2010, overseeing all of the organization’s programs and fundraising activities.

Throughout the year, Christine works with a team of dedicated volunteers and board members to build the Society’s capacity while providing ongoing assistance to children and families living with poverty.
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Letters from Santas: August 2016

Do you know what keeps Santas Anonymous busy throughout the year? Follow our “Letters from Santas” series to learn more about the people at the heart of Santas Anonymous, and why we love what we do.

August’s guest writer

Suzanne_ColeSo far, Letters from Santas have been written by our executive director, a board member, a volunteer, and a bear wrangler. This time around, we’ll hear from a member of our extended family: Suzanne Cole, the Executive Director of the Burnside Gorge Community Association (BGCA).

The BGCA provides a continuum of high-quality social and recreational programs and services that strengthen and support the lives of children, youth, and families throughout the Capital Regional District.

In addition to offering a wide variety of programs and services, the BGCA organizes special events such as the Selkirk Waterfront Festival, Gorge Waterway Cleanup, Halloween Monster Mash, Santa’s Pancake Breakfast, and the Community Christmas Dinner.

We’re grateful to have Suzanne share her perspective as an important partner of CFAX Santas Anonymous.

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Letters from Santas: July 2016

Do you know what keeps Santas Anonymous busy throughout the year? Follow our “Letters from Santas” series to learn more about the people at the heart of Santas Anonymous, and why we love what we do.

July’s guest writer

SBThis month’s Letter from Santas is written by Robyn Byrne, who has filled a very special volunteer with Santas Anonymous since 2012. She’s our official bear wrangler! Robyn coordinates all of Santa Bear’s appearances throughout our community, and she’s always on the lookout for new opportunities.

If you’ve got an upcoming event, email us to find out if Santa Bear is available.
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