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Operation Santa 2013
You can use this form to request a visit from Santa on December 20th or December 21st. There is no charge for this program thanks to the generosity of Lebanon Residents and the Lebanon Rescue Corporation. You must fill one form and make sure to note each child that you want to receive a toy.
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Operation Santa 2013
The Lebanon Rescue Department has started collecting toys for our Operation Santa. The Rescue Department has been helping hand out toys and coats to Lebanon children for the past 17 years after the program was started by Chief Gil Gerrish.
Two years ago, we added a visit by Santa to the houses of about 350 Lebanon children on the 2 days before Christmas, which was not only amazing for the children and families themselves, but for the responders as well. To see the looks on the children’s faces was amazing. When we pulled up in the ambulance and had the kids yell, Santa is here and just see their smiles will live with the responders for many years to come.
This year we will be once again collecting new, unwrapped toys to help children in town who have suffered a traumatic event like a loss of a loved one. We do this in addition to the Operation Santa, which provides a toy to any child in town who would like a free visit from Santa. Families who have suffered a traumatic event get a bag of toys to help through the difficult holiday season thanks to the generosity of townspeople.
Residents who want to drop off toys to help Lebanon children can drop them off at the following rescue drop off locations:
We started collecting toys as of November 3rd and have received a lot of great donations already. We would like to thank Southern Maine ATV Club who made a large donation of toys to the rescue after their annual toy run in November. We also would like to thank the York County Trail Riders who held their toy ride this year and donated all the toys to the rescue department for Operation Santa.
Toys are needed for ages newborn right through teenagers. Last year, due to the generosity of the residents, we were able to help 350 kids through Operation Santa and about 24 families additionally through the toys for families who have suffered a traumatic event. Donations will be accepted through December 23rd.
Sometimes the older kids suffer from tragedy and we don't always have a gift for them. Any
Residents who wish to make a monetary donation can mail them to:
Lebanon Rescue Corporation – Operation Santa
323 Depot Road
Lebanon, Maine 04027
Families looking to have Santa stop in with a toy on Friday evening, December 20th or Saturday evening, December 21st can email us at email@example.com or fill out a form at www.lebanonrescue.com and mail it into us.
For more information, please contact Chief Samantha Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (207) 608-5615.