The volunteer-run registered charity Santa’s Angels has a new headquarters this year, provided by Pat Morris. Located on the corner of Capital Dr and Malpeque Rd in Charlottetown, the space will offer more room for meetings, collecting donations, sorting, packing, and storage.
The public is invited to bring in donations and visit with Santa at the new location from 10 am–2 pm each Saturday from now until Christmas. Cash donations can be made at santasangels.ca and toy drop off locations are listed on their website as well. A convenient drive-through location is open Monday–Friday, 9 am–6 pm and Saturday 8 am–3 pm, at Storage Inn, 180 Minna Jane Dr, Royalty Power Centre (near the former Sears building in Charlottetown). The drive through gate will open automatically and donations can be left in the dry, secure place. Since 2004, Angels have visited homes across PEI during the holidays and on Christmas morning, to help those who cannot provide gifts and food for their children and families.
The surprise visits come complete with Santa, his elves, a bag full of Christmas gifts and goodies, and all the fixin’s for a Christmas dinner. Volunteers organize, fundraise, and carry out these visits with customized packages based upon the needs of the family. Requests to be on Santa’s List can be made until December 11 at midnight using the online form at santasangels.ca/receive. People can also nominate a family they know could use a cheerful Santa visit, provided the family is genuinely in need. santasangels.ca