2014-12-19 / Letters

Thanks to support, Secret Santa succeeds

To the editor:

Secret Santa has completed its 27th year of providing Christmas presents for local children whose families cannot afford to buy gifts.

Thanks to the generous support of our community, we were able to provide to the parent or guardian of children in need – from infants to teenagers in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel – warm clothing, winter boots, books, gift cards and toys for them to give to their children for Christmas.

We strive to make Christmas wishes come true by fulfilling the specific request of each child, as described to us by their parent or guardian.

This could not be done without the participation of the many caring people who take the tags from our trees and seek out those gifts with as much care as if they were shopping for their own child.

The Secret Santa volunteers could not shop for the items on the unclaimed tags without the monetary gifts provided by our generous donors. Thank you all so very much.

The continuing success of our program also depends on donated funds, services and work space from businesses in our towns, as well as the cooperation of the various locations that host our trees to facilitate the distribution of tags and the collection of gifts.

We value all these partners. We simply could not do what we do without you.

To all our fellow “elves” whose contributions will make the upcoming holiday happier for others, the Secret Santa organization thanks you.

We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and we wish you a healthy and Happy New Year.

Secret Santa

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