DONATING TO SANATA'S ANGELS FAQ
Q: Where does the money go when I donate to Santa’s Angels?
100% of the funds we recieve go directly to families in need, as we are 100% volunteer-operated. All money donated stays here on PEI.
Q: What communities receive your assistance?
Any family/ person in any community on PEI will be visited. Santa and the elves bring food, toys, and gifts on each visit, and each package is customised based upon the needs of the individual or family.
Q: When do you need volunteers the most?
Our need for volunteers increases in December. We also need volunteers when it is time for us move out of the workshop (after Christmas). Be sure to check our website and social media channels regularly, as we will post specific areas where help is needed.
Q: How will I know when I am needed?
Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you directly by email or phone when we need your assistance
Q: Do I have to volunteer on Christmas Day? What if I only want to help in the workshop?
No problem, we have a full list of positions both before Christmas Day and on Christmas Day. We’ll announce when we need more help on our social media channels and website. Be sure to check back often!
Q: Can my group of friends/family/colleagues sign up to volunteer together?
For sure, for group volunteer opportunities please sign up on the web page using the same group name.
Q. How long will we be out on Christmas morning?
It depends on the route you are assigned to; it could be 2 to 4 hours. If you have a time commitment, you should note that when you sign up to volunteer.
REGISTRATION TO VOLUNTEER
Q: Why do I need to register?
We ask our volunteers to register every year to meet our insurance requirements.
Q: What happens after I submit my registration form online?
Your name and information will be automatically inputted into a master list. We thank you for your patience as we organize the hundreds of volunteer forms we receive each year. When we’re ready, our Contact Committee will reach out to you to try and schedule you for a shift.
Q.When will I know the shifts that I’ve been scheduled for?
We try to fill shifts in the order that volunteer registrations are received. When our scheduling is complete, our Contact Committee will contact you to confirm your shift. Following a comprehensive review, final shifts and group details will be emailed before Christmas Day.
CHRISTMAS VISIT FAQ
What happens after I fill the form to request a visit?
The Santa’s Angels team will review all the information and let you know if we can visit. We will call you before December 20 so please make sure you provide a working phone number in the form. If we can’t reach you by phone to double-check the details you provided, we will not be able to visit.
What is Santa’s Angels?
Santa’s Angels is a group that travels around Prince Edward Island on Christmas morning (December 25 starting at 7 am) and delivers food and toys, to those in need.
Our goal is to reach people, adults and children, throughout Prince Edward Island and bring them a surprise, spirit-filled Christmas morning.
Who can apply?
Santa is looking for families in need. Families who cannot create a Christmas morning for their little ones, for whatever reason. For kiddies who still believe in Santa, and families who are struggling for food, and some gifts. For families who aren’t receiving help from other charities.
Santa is also looking to visit any individuals celebrating Christmas alone, who could use some joy.
What will Santa bring?
When Santa visits you, you can bet he’ll be HO HO HO-LDING a big red bag of goodies! This includes:
- A care package for the family (including toiletries, soaps and other necessities)
- A small gift for the kids
- A food box to include a ham, some veggies, eggs and milk and so on
- Best of all, Santa and his elves will bring all kinds of joy!