Thank you for a great 2014!
GREAT WORK ELVES!! Without a doubt, this was our biggest, most successful year ever --- over 4,500 people fed, over 4,800 gifts given to children, more than 8 tons of turkey cooked and 50,000 pounds of food delivered to 1,000 families in the Baltimore Metro Area on Christmas Eve.
SANTA’S HELPERS EXTENDS OUR SINCEREST THANKS TO: The Abell Foundation, Brooks Huff Tires & Auto Centers, Mr. George Bunting and the Bunting Family Foundation, Mr. Gordon Becker, Baltimore Community Foundation, the DSS Chambers Foundation, Dominion Physical Therapy, Gramophone, The Zanvyl & Isabelle Krieger Fund, Legg Mason, Mr. Jeffrey Legum, Mr. Earl Linehan, Dr. Ginny Merryman, The Harvey M. Meyerhoff Fund Inc., Needles and Threads of Ruxton, Patapsco Bank, Reliable Churchill, The Jean & Sidney Silber Foundation, Timonium Kiwanis, Baltimore Equitable Insurance Foundation, Mr. Michael Batza, Jr, Spa in the Valley, Street Car of Desire, The Women’s Club of Towson, Inc., Mr. Philip Huber, Timonium Elementary School students, and several extremely generous individuals who wish to remain anonymous, and to our more than 1,000 volunteers for their time, physical help and monetary support. An extra special thanks to our Board Trustees, George Hess and Tommy Obrecht for their tireless fund raising efforts to help us meet our $250,000 budget goal.
We also thank Wegman’s of Hunt Valley for ALL of their support, Atlas Container for help with the food boxes, Cloverland Dairy for 200 gallons of milk, International Playthings, LLC for hundreds of toys, Indusco Enterprises and the Chesapeake Roller Derby Crew, the Gerstell Academy varsity basketball team and Oldfields School for their manpower support; Hightopps Backstage Grill, Reter’s Crabhouse, Today’s 101.9, Chuck E Cheese for their fundraising support; Cargill Wyaslusing Team for the turkey boxes, Ziger/Snead Architects for help with our printing, the Prometric Team, McCormick Procurement and the members of Legg Mason’s Leadership Network and Developing Professional’s Network for their warehouse crews, Media Star Promotions, the Fire Museum of Maryland for transportation for Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Big thanks go out to Obrecht Properties, LLC for the tremendous warehouse space, Patrick Payne from BTR, Jim Elliott’s Towing and Michael Hoffberger of Hoffberger Moving Services for the trucks, and St. James Academy for their successful toy drive on Santa’s behalf.
To Santa’s indescribable “A” team – our behind the scenes warehouse crew, there are not enough words. You are the backbone of this 100% volunteer organization. And to the hundreds of Elves who supported our program -- Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
We could not operate without our “turkey cookers extraordinaire”:
Bagby Restaurant Group
Blue Hill Tavern
The Bowman Restaurant and Pub
Chef’s Expressions Caterers
Delaware North Companies
Four Seasons of Baltimore
Gertrude’s at the BMA
Hayfields Country Club
Helping Up Mission
Hightopps Backstage Grille
M & T Stadium
Michael’s Café Raw Bar and Grille
M & S Grill
McCormick and Company
McCormick and Schmick Seafood Restaurant
Orioles Park at Camden Yards
Roy’s of Baltimore
Ruth Chris Steak House at Pier V
Sparrows Point Country Club Stratford University
Thames St. Oyster
We are already under way with plans for 2015, our 27th year, with a goal of providing Christmas to 1,000 families. If you are associated with any club, group or organization that would be interested in partnering with Santa, please contact us.
Linda G. Schneider & Stuart "Topper” Crook