Giving joy. Giving hope.
The Santa’s Sleigh Christmas Giving Program is the annual KHCF fund raising event held at the Peterborough Walmart Store on Chemong Road that helps make Christmas brighter for local children and youth. Through our Santa’s Sleigh Christmas gift-giving program each child receiving services from the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society receives gifts of their choice purchased and donated by members of the community. Walmart shoppers choose a card from the Sleigh board, purchase the requested gift and drop it off in the Sleigh. Gifts are then collected by Foundation staff, sorted and delivered to the KHCAS case workers, who in turn happily present them to each child before Christmas.
Each year upwards of 150 local volunteers from the Peterborough and Kawarthas Association of Realtors®, the East Peterborough Lions Club as well as a number of generous, community-minded individuals give their time to mind the Sleigh at Walmart on Chemong Road. Over the last twenty-eight years our community has given over 20,000 gifts to children through the Santa’s Sleigh gift-giving program. Also through the Santa’s Sleigh Christmas giving program, many local businesses and organizations sponsor entire families in need. This Christmas fund raising program also collects donations of much-needed gift cards and personal care items in support of youth who are in transition from KHCAS care and working at their developing independence.
Santa’s Sleigh is proudly sponsored by The Wolf 101.5, CHEX Peterborough and 100.5 Fresh Radio.