The Secret Santa Foundation launched the Annual Secret Santa campaign over the noon hour Tuesday.
The launch was at City Hall with Mayor Charlie Clark flipping the switch to light up the Secret Santa Christmas tree in the main lobby. Vic Dubois, President of the Board for the Secret Santa Foundation says its all about giving to those who are less fortunate in our community and they get the names of the recipients through the Salvation Army, "so every year they give us 800 families, with children under the age of 14, and they're usually fairly large families."
The CJWW Secret Santa was founded by the late CJWW radio personality Denny Carr and since then it has expanded to the point that, today, 800 less fortunate Saskatoon families receive toys, books and food hampers.
With the launch of the campaign, Secret Santa is accepting cash donations plus new, unwrapped toys. And thanks to the Saskatoon Coop - there will be 800 well-stocked food hampers to be distributed this holiday season.
Secret Santa's Workshop at Scotia Centre is November 21st, there's the Weiners and Beans Luncheon which is also part of fundraising for Secret Santa as is the Saskatoon Blades game coming up on December 17th. And one of the favourite highlights of the CJWW Denny Carr Secret Santa season is the Carolling Firefighters. December 15th Saskatoon Firefighters will head out to workplaces throughout the community singing carols and gathering donations.