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.
The year in review
Spring is just around the corner, and after a surprisingly harsh winter in Victoria it’s not a moment too soon! We’re looking forward to a busy summer at Santas Anonymous, but first let’s celebrate a full year of Letters from Santas!
It all began last April with the first Letter from Santas, and over the past year we’ve covered a lot of ground. We’ve shared the work that we do throughout the year, from Santa Bear’s activities to the special grants we provide within our community, and we’ve heard from both sides of our Christmas hamper program: the people who keep it running, year after year, and the families we’ve helped through tough times.
In December, we shared a heartfelt letter written by our dear friend, Lawrie Smith, who passed away on January 1st after battling ALS for over a year. Lawrie and his wife, Jacki, dedicated countless hours to Santas Anonymous over the past 27 years, and the January letter was dedicated to his memory.
When February rolled around, it was time for some reflection. To that end, Ryan Price offered his thoughts on another successful hamper program—his first as president of CFAX Santas Anonymous Society—and began looking ahead. As Ryan noted, we need to “maintain the momentum and continue finding better ways to enhance the lives of Greater Victoria children in need, year-round.”
During these twelve months, we’ve done our best to bring different voices to the table, so that you can find out not just who we are as an organization, but who we are as people. We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about us!
Thanks for taking time to learn a little more about CFAX Santas Anonymous!