Giving Back this Holiday Season

During a discussion about how we could help people this Christmas Season, my oldest son came up with the idea of having a party, charging people to come, and giving the profit to charity. We decided to host a "Writing a Letter to Santa" party.  If you are in the Antigonish area, we'd love to have you join us.  If not, maybe this will {inspire} you to plan one where you live.  :-)

Here are the details:

“Writing a Letter to Santa” Party
(All Profits going to Charity)

Location:          Community Room at Superstore

Date:                 November 25, 2011 (6pm – 7pm) 
  (Note:  The Santa Claus Parade is the next day at 10am.)

· Kids will be given all the supplies they need to write a letter to Santa.  (Catalogues will be available for kids who haven’t quite decided what to ask for and for those that want to cut and glue pictures of toys to their letters because they are too young to write.)
· A snack will be provided (juice and a cookie).
· Kids will make Magic Reindeer Food to take home.

Cost:                $10 a child (and $5 for an additional child from the same family).  ALL the profit (after expenses) will be donated to the IWK Health Centre Foundation.
You MUST sign up in advance… (planning for the right number of people means more money raised for charity).  Email me at to sign up or ask any questions.
You can download a pdf poster (with all the details) here.
Update (after the party):  Click here to see how the party turned out.


  1. Sounds like a fun idea!

    Back in 1985, I volunteered with the Antigonish post office and helped write the letters from Santa :)

  2. Hi Gina my family will be there, i will send you an email as to how many... :) My daughter Mariah was born there at 28 weeks weighing 1 lds 14oz and stayed there for almost 3 months in the nicu, It was home a away from home, the IWK and staff will always have a special place in our hearts.
    Cher MacInnis

  3. All I can say is Awww! What a sweet idea and the values and compassion it teaches kids is wonderful!


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