Recipient Stories

Christine Hewitt
One in Five children in British Columbia grow up in poverty  - Statistics Canada

One in Five children in British Columbia grow up in poverty - Statistics Canada

Teachers reach out to CFAX Santas Anonymous Society on a regular basis.  They have frontline experience with childhood poverty and children challenged with learning due to hunger. CFAX Santas Anonymous Society’s Special Grant program has funded an apple and cheese program called Healthy Snacks for Hungry Kids for 6 years. 

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Christine Hewitt
Seeing is Learning

Seeing is Learning

I work in a local ophthalmology business. Jack is one of our 13 year old patients who has been with us for three years.  Jack’s family lives in poverty and struggled with the expensive eyewear he has required year over year. When I met Jack he was a 10 year old energetic boy who loved sports and loved school, but his eye disease was progressing and he would need special care. 

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Christine Hewitt
Santa Bear Cares

Santa Bear Cares

Actions speak louder than words Bears don’t speak – but Santa Bear “high fives” “fist bumps” “hugs”  Santa Bear is the ambassador of CFAX Santas Anonymous caring about the very young, to the young at heart!  Visit a Santa's event and you are sure to see Santa Bear connecting with everyone.  

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Christine Hewitt
When Wishes Come True...

When Wishes Come True...

CFAX Santas Anonymous helped my mom give me my wish, all those years ago.  Now, a mother myself, I am fortunate to experience those moments with my children – and because my mother worked hard all of her life to make my life so full – I volunteer for CFAX Santas Anonymous Society and give my support both financially and with my time.  When I package a toy you’ve donated to make a child living in poverty open a gift they’ve wished for … I smile that smile of gratitude, that you helped and I am helping too.  

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