This program has been helping the children of Anne Arundel County since 1992. Over the years we’ve provided Christmas presents to over 6000 children including over 500 children just in 2011. Each child receives a variety of presents including new toys, crafts, books, and school supplies to open on Christmas morning. Over 30 lucky children get bikes or scooters. Some families have children with special needs and some children are being raised by their grandparents. After each child’s wish list is checked, the gift selection process is started using the donations gathered. Once the selection process is complete, the items are bagged and tagged ready for delivery.
With the help of the Maryland State Police, Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Department, Anne Arundel County, and Annapolis City Police Departments, some families receive their presents Christmas Eve morning, with a visit from Santa and his volunteer elves. Other families pick up their presents earlier in the season so they’ll be ready for Christmas.
With additional help and support the foundation hopes to help children enjoy a Merry Christmas for many years to come.