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Santa's Helper

Urgent Update:

SANTA’S HELPER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT GIFT DROP-OFF DAY:

Gift Drop-Off day is: Saturday, November 23, 2013, at Station 2, 355 Boston Post Road. See Details below this important message.

SANTA’S HELPER HAS 100 DELIVERY SPOTS AVAILABLE TO FILL ON DROP-OFF DAY

This year, for the first time, as a Thank You to our loyal Santa’s Helper families, we offered a PRE-PAID RESERVATION OPTION. This allows them to stand in a shorter, quicker drop-off line.

It was offered to those on the 2012 Delivery List, WHO provided us with a valid EMAIL address when asked for upon sign-up in 2012. Those that responded to an EMAIL sent in AUGUST 2013, indicating that yes, they wanted to be in a database to receive ADVANCED NOTIFICATION of all things Santa’s Helper. We made the Pre-Paid offer to those that responded.

We did not make the Pre-Paid option offer to the general public for a simple reason: If we offered the option to everyone, we would have no control of our limit of 170 delivery spots. We would have received approximately 300 checks by mail, and would have to then decide who gets their checks returned to them.

We continue to try to make Santa’s Helper fun for all and appreciate your understanding, patience and cooperation. If you provide us with all the information we request when you sign-up for 2013, you will receive future information about all things Santa’s Helper. The OVFD Auxiliary and the OVFD thank you for your support of Santa’s Helper.

Questions? Contact information can be found below in the Santa’s Helper information section.

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The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Santa’s Helper 2013 is here! The OVFD Auxiliary wants everyone to share in the fun and excitement of this very special, highly anticipated program that has been delighting families for the past 18 years.

Santa’s Helper is a wonderful, fun-filled fund raising event that has delivered gifts, smiles and excitement to thousands of homes throughout Orange. All proceeds benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department and are used towards the purchase of rescue and fire equipment.

Children and adults alike, look forward with great anticipation to seeing the Fire Trucks coming down their street, lights and sirens to your front door, with Santa on board, leading the way. His truck full of gifts, his firefighter helpers and Elf visit with each family while delivering gifts and cheer!

If you would like to join in the fun and have one of the Santa teams arrive at your front door, it’s easy. Please follow the simple steps and soon, you’ll be seeing the Fire Trucks with the flashing lights and hearing sirens and a big HO HO HO, coming down your street.

SANTA’S HELPER DELIVERY DAY IS: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH, from 2 – 9 p.m.

GIFT DROP-OFF DAY IS: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. AT Fire Station #2, 355 Boston Post Road. (Across from TGI Fridays).

GIFT RULES: There is a small fee of $13.00 per gift, per household. Each gift must be INDIVIDUALLY wrapped in your favorite holiday paper with an over-wrap of plain brown paper. The name and address of the recipient must be clearly printed on the outside.
Please try not to make the gifts too large or heavy, Santa appreciates that.
We have a limited delivery number of 160 homes. This is an extremely popular event, and those spots fill up quickly. Please try to have all of the gifts for your stop with you on Gift Drop-Off day.

PARKING FOR DROP-OFF DAY: Please park your car in the rear of the Fire Station. THERE WILL BE FIREFIGHTERS There to assist you. The Drop-Off line will be located INSIDE the fire station. The Rear Door will be marked ENTER for your convenience.

SANTA’S HELPER DELIVERY takes place on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH, FROM 2 – 9 P.M.
Santa on his fire truck with his Elf, and special firefighter helpers will arrive at your home to deliver the gifts back to your loved ones, and spend some time with your family for photos and smiles.

If you have any questions, you can EMAIL Elf Mama at: ofdsantashelper@aol.com
She will help you via email. Please do not call the Fire Stations as it’s a volunteer department and there will not be anyone there available to assist you with Santa’s Helper information.
**Emailing Santa’s Helper does not guarantee you a spot on the delivery route. Sign-up occurs on drop-off day and is on a first come-first serve basis.
The Orange Volunteer Fire Department wishes everyone a SAFE, Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.


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