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Santa’s Angels delivers gifts to hundreds of Islanders in need

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Kenny Zakem founded program that delivers gifts on Christmas Day in 2004

Volunteers with Santa’s Angels pose with a new donation for their program. (Santa’s Angels)

About 100 volunteers — some dressed in Santa suits — will hit the streets of P.E.I. on Christmas Day, handing out gifts to people with limited means. It’s the most important day of the year for Santa’s Angels, a group that works all year to raise money for presents and nominate families who might need extra support over the holidays.

“It just feels great,” said Kenny Zakem, who started the program in 2004 along with Don Wright and Father Stephen Allen.

“There’s no better feeling than knowing you’re there to help people. Their spirits are lifted, they’re happy.”

What was once a project run by a small handful of volunteers has now grown to a group of nearly 100 members.

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Kate McKenna · CBC News · Posted: Dec 24, 2015 11:16 AM AT | Last Updated: December 25, 2015