The Lacombe and District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and the Lacombe Kinsmen Club have once again partnered to help put presents under the tree and food on the table for families in need with Santa’s Anonymous and Fill-A-Fridge.
Executive Director of the Lacombe FCSS, Crystal Zens is expecting need to go up for both programs but especially for Fill-A-Fridge.
“As things are more expensive and food especially is more expensive. The important part of that program [Fill-A-Fridge] is they get to have their own choice of food they get to have their own choice of food for the holiday season through the Christmas Fill-A-Fridge,” said Zens.
You can support Santa’s Anonymous by donating toys in bins that can be located at local businesses in the City. Additionally, you can bring your donations to the Lacombe FCSS office.
“There is some big need for Lego. Lego is a hot one even for girls. The hard age is sort of between nine and 14. We stay away from electronics but gift cards are always very popular as well as board games and different things like that. I think the hot one would be Lego and then of course hoodies and warm winter clothing as well,” said Zens.
Crystal added that sleds have also been a hot item as well as Christmas themed socks.
Families can still sign up for these programs until December 9th. You can find more information for Fill-A-Fridge here and an application for Santa’s Anonymous here. Anyone interested in volunteering with Santa’s Anonymous is encouraged to contact the Lacombe FCSS Office at 403-782-6637.
You can also provide donations for both of these programs and other non-profits through the upcoming Lacombe Police Service’s Annual Charity Checkstop which will be held on November 26 from 1-4PM on Mainstreet in Lacombe.