Fire Chief Stuart Carde and Dustin Klassen collected donations for Santa’s Anonymous.

Eckville Fire Department Toy Drive supports Santa’s Anonymous

On Saturday, December 3 – the Eckville Fire Department were stationed throughout Town collecting donations for Santa’s Anonymous.

You may have been pulled over last weekend but it was for a great cause.

On Saturday, December 3 the Eckville Fire Department were stationed throughout Town collecting donations for Santa’s Anonymous. The donation drive collected $5,227.82 as well as over two tables of gifts for families in need throughout the Eckville area.

Santa’s Anonymous is a program run through Eckville FCSS that provides a holiday hamper of food and gifts for families struggling financially through the holiday season.

“The hamper has a complete Christmas dinner a turkey with all the trimmings,” FCSS Director Heather Allen said. “It has all the treats you would expect at Christmas. There are many people in need and it’s good to give back to your community.”

The program is available to anyone in the Eckville region in need and is available for parents to access Christmas gifts for children up to the age of 16 years old.

“Within our area, it’s available to anyone in need,” Allen said. “The support over the years has been awesome and this years looks to be just as awesome.”

Donations are continuing to come, however Allen predicted the community of Eckville donations will be up about 30 percent over last year.

“The support has always been good for it,” she said.

Donations can continue to be made at the Town Office. If you would like to receive a Christmas Hamper from Santa’s Anonymous, the deadline is December 14.

“We accept cash and new toy donations at the Town Office,” Allen said. “We also have a food bank here where we do food donations all year long.”

“We are so thankful to have such great community for supporting the program,” Allen added.

reporter@eckvilleecho.com

 

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