About Us

630 CHED Santas Anonymous

The mission of 630 CHED Santas Anonymous was inspired by a simple wish: to see every child receive a new toy at Christmas. Throughout the years, the staff at 630 CHED and volunteers from our community have worked together to make this wish come true.

Today, we have a board of directors comprised of dedicated 630 CHED staff members and volunteers from various walks of life who share their valuable expertise. The board meets once a month to guide the program, set policy, and act as a resource for our Executive Director, Lana Nordlund.

One of the reasons 630 CHED Santas Anonymous has been successful over the years is because it touches so many people. It is likely someone you know was once a recipient of our program. As you would expect, we help people on assistance as well as the working poor. What people often fail to realize is that we also assist families who find themselves facing difficult circumstances. If a mom or dad lose their job just before Christmas and the family must struggle to make ends meet, we will be there to ensure that every child has a new toy on Christmas morning. That family may never require our services again, but on that  important day it made a difference to be remembered.

It is not just the recipients whom embrace 630 CHED Santas Anonymous. The essence of what we do is driven by thousands of volunteers who take the time to buy, collect, wrap and deliver toys. Santas Depot is a flurry of activity in November and December as these selfless heroes give their time to ensure that every request for a new toy is filled and in the hands of a child come Christmas morning.

Proud Members of

Association of Fundraising Professionals
Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
Imagine Canada
Volunteer Alberta
Volunteer Edmonton
Volunteer Management Group
Volunteer Management Professionals