Over 130 families helped this year through Santas Anonymous

By Laine Mitchell (Twitter: @Laine_Mitchell)
December 18, 2017 - 11:37am

The 45th Drayton Valley Santas Anonymous wrapped up over the weekend, with this year coming in above average with the number of recipients. 

132 hampers were made for families in need this Christmas by dozens of volunteers who spent the weekend building them for the applicants. 

President Dylan Fulks says the donations made by Drayton Valley and area residents make a huge difference in the hamper recipients lives.

"When they come through the door you and we start hauling all the stuff out to them, they are pretty appreciative of that and we get feeback of people saying thanks and it makes it worth what we do every year," said Fulks. 

This year monetary donations were down however enough toys trickled in to make the campaign a success according to Fulks. 

On average about 100 to 110 hampers are made each year, with last year seeing nearly 150 being made. 

Santas Anonymous is a community-based program for people who may not be able to purchase gifts for their family due to financial circumstances in multiple areas including Drayton Valley, Lindale and Tomahawk.

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