Since 1984 the students and staff at Father Mercredi High School have been sharing the Christmas spirit through the social justice project of Santas Anonymous.
This past weekend we were very fortunate to host the Miracle Marathon at all three Save on Foods locations in Fort McMurray, and Country 93.3 and 979 Rock broadcasted live from Save on Foods Friday and Saturday. We could not be more thankful for this community support. Approximately $35,000 was raised through the Miracle Marathon and Supermarket Spree. Hundreds of toys were collected as well.
The fundraising portion of Santas Anonymous does not end with the Miracle Marathon. This is a very large scale student led social justice project which has helped thousands of families in over 30 years of operation. Donations are still being accepted at Father Mercredi High School this week and you can donate online through ATB Cares. Donors can visit https://www.atbcares.com/donate and search for Fort McMurray Catholic Schools and simply say in the comment section the donation is for Santas Anonymous.
“Santas Anonymous is a social justice program that simply cannot happen without incredible community and sponsor support. There are so many to thank. We can’t do this without the continual support of companies like Syncrude and CNRL. As well the United Way has been very helpful. Every single donation adds up and is an important part of Santas Anonymous,” said Santas Anonymous Teacher Advisor Jennifer Pope.
“We are very thankful for everyone that came to the Miracle Marathon this past weekend. It’s always so heartwarming to see our community come together to support our youth. We were very excited to see the Supermarket Spree be so successful. We can’t wait to see the Fort McMurray Airport Authority come back next year to defend their title,” said Santas Anonymous Head Leader Rylee White.
The approximately 500 hampers will be delivered to families on Friday. Donations are still being accepted at the school or online.