FCSS Secret Santa starts up in Wetaskiwin

Campaign accepting donations until Dec. 7

It is coming up on the Christmas season once again, and the annual Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Secret Santa Campaign hoping to spread the spirit of the holiday throughout Wetaskiwin.

“The program provides Christmas hampers to families in need in our community,” said Linda Mueller, FCSS manager.

Each year the Secret Santa Campaign turns dedicated community members into elves, as they give their time, money, and food and toy donations to the campaign to help create a better Christmas for others.

Mueller says the program is completely volunteer run and would not be able to operate in the community without the support of the volunteers.

Family applications for recipients of the hampers are being accepted until Dec. 7. Individuals can apply at the Salvation Army in Wetaskiwin during regular Food Bank hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings.

“If you do apply you need to provide proof of address to the Salvation Army,” said Mueller. Alberta Health Care numbers must also be provided for children of families applying.

Mueller says any questions pertaining to applications can be directed to the Salvation Army.

Donations can made until Dec. 15. Toy boxes can found at City Hall, the Wetaskiwin and District Museum, the Wetaskiwin Public Library, the Manluk Centre, Canadian Tire, and local banks.

Food donations can be made at the Salvation Army and cash donations can be brought to the FCSS office in City Hall.

The Christmas hampers will be delivered on Dec. 19. Those interested in volunteering for the Secret Santa Campaign are asked to contact FCSS at 780-361-4424.

Anyone interested in volunteering as a delivery driver can simply gather at the Wetaskiwin Drill Hall on Dec. 19 at 6:45 p.m with their valid drivers license.

amelia.naismith@pipestoneflyer.ca

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