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 community has worked together to make this wish come true.
Today, we have a board of directors comprised of dedicated 630 CHED staff members and community 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 the Executive Director.
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 the program. As you would expect, those receiving gifts may be on assistance or they may be working and still trying to make ends meet. 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 there are new toys for the children on Christmas morning. This family may never require assistance again, but on that day it made a difference to them to be remembered.
It is not just the recipients whom embrace 630 CHED Santas Anonymous. The essence of what is done in such a short time is driven by thousands of donors and 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.