Once again Christmastime has arrived and with it a flurry of activity. A small group of folks from the Winfield, Buck Lake and Alder Flats areas have banded to together to ensure that Santa’s Anonymous hampers are available for local people who might not be able to meet the demands of the season.
This group has worked together with local businesses for over a decade providing many families with colourfully wrapped boxes of food and gifts to complete a holiday dinner, replenish pantry cupboards, and supply gifts for their families.
Santa’s Anonymous is collecting non-perishable food, unwrapped gifts and monetary donations at businesses, community halls, and schools throughout the three communities. Look for brightly coloured Christmas boxes as collection bins. These hampers are possible with the support of businesses and people in the community who want to spread Christmas joy to their friends and neighbours anonymously and with the help of an organizing committee chaired by Lois Gilbertson.
Referrals are accepted from various agencies such as churches, social services, the health units, and the schools so please contact one of them with your referral.
For more information phone Lois Gilbertson at 780-682-2388. Please get your referrals in as soon as possible as it is necessary to plan for the hampers. Thank you for your support and Merry Christmas.