Santa’s Anonymous preparations at Ponoka Secondary Campus. (Photo submitted)

Santa’s Anonymous preparations at Ponoka Secondary Campus. (Photo submitted)

There’s still time to call Santa’s Hotline

Application is open until Dec. 18

If you or someone you know is in need this holiday season, there is still time to contact Santa’s Hotline to be added to the list to receive a Christmas food hamper and gifts through Santa’s Anonymous.

Applications are open until Dec. 18.

Ponoka Secondary Campus’ (PSC) annual Santa’s Anonymous students and organizers have put together 144 food hampers so far, although at this time, the list is still growing so they’re unsure of what the need will be.

Any extra food items left over after the delivery date on Dec. 21 will be taken to the food bank.

The campaign was not able to do its regular collections and fundraisers such as stuff-a-bus or the Santa’s Showdown hockey game due to COVID-19, but the Red Apple toy drive donated a lot of gifts and other donations have come in from service clubs.

“I think we’re in good shape,” said Karen David, PSC teacher and Santa’s Anonymous coordinator.

Cash donations are appreciated as it allows Santa’s Anonymous to purchase any items they may be short on.

As the list is still growing, they aren’t sure what items they will need for gifts, but typically, there is always a need of more gifts suitable to teenagers.

“That’s always the hardest group to buy for,” said David.

This year marks the 39th anniversary of the school’s sponsorship of the project.

The number for Santa’s Hotline at 403-963-9568. Call between the hours of 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

The delivery date is Dec. 21 between 3:30 and 6 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, the annual Stuff-a-Bus food drive and Santa Showdown hockey fundraiser will not be held this year.

To financially support Santa’s Anonymous, contact Nicole Berg at PSC at 403-783-4411 or by email at nicole.berg@wolfcreek.ab.ca.

Cheques can be made payable to “Wolf Creek Public Schools” and dropped off at PSC in the mail slot at the front entrance. Please mark “Santa’s Anonymous” on the envelope.

For further information or questions, contact David at 403-783-4411, extension 5132.