National Philanthropy Day

With a history spanning more than six decades, 630 CHED Santas Anonymous is an Edmonton tradition. It brings together generations of volunteers & donors, united in their goal of delivering brand new toys and books to every child in need.

From delivering toys to over 600 children that first year in 1955 to now, delivering to over 25,000 children; some things have never changed – the Christmas spirit with which we serve and the kind hearts of those who help.

This year, you can help by bringing a toy to the AFP 20th Anniversary Celebration of National Philanthropy Day!

No time to shop? No problem! You can purchase a toy at Santas Pop-Up Shop on November 15 at the Winspear Centre! Scroll down for our most needed donations.

Johnson Insurance will make a matching gift of $10 for every gift brought or purchased at National Philanthropy Day, up to a maximum of $2,500.

Thank you to Johnson Insurance for sponsoring Santas Pop-Up Shop!

Most Needed Toy Donations

Currently, we are in need of donations for 10 year old Boys & Girls. 

Here are some toy tips: 

  • Great toys are powered by imagination, not technology 
  • The ideal toy can be played with alone or with others
  • Play value wins over dollar value, every time!


We've listed some examples below to help!

Chapter Books & Graphic Novels

  • Mystery of the Frozen Brains Series by Marty Chan 
  • Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  • Wonder by R. J. Palacio
  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'engle 
  • The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
  • Scrabble
  • Twister
  • Connect Four
  • Suspend 
  • Lego
  • Magna-tiles
  • Puzzles (maximum 500 pieces) 
  • Sports Balls
  • Rubiks Cube
  • Craft Sets 
  • Science Kits 
  • Backpacks

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