Why Volunteer to Be An Elf and Deliver the Gift Boxes?
Under the Tree
Every child deserves to have something under their tree to open on Christmas morning. Circumstances beyond their control may prevent parents from having that ability to give them a gift. That is where the Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund and YOU come in. You can help get a gift box under a child’s tree for Christmas – all you need is a van, suv, or car (even a cooper mini owner can deliver a route of boxes!) and a little time. Some elves are done delivering in an hour, some a couple hours – you can schedule deliveries into your busy day – with a week to deliver them.
Christmas is the season during which we all feel a need to do more beyond ourselves. It is the season of giving. Being able to deliver “joy in a box” to a child who many receive the box as their only gift is an opportunity not many people are afforded. The volunteer elves are blessed to have this opportunity each year through the Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund and the depots across the GTA. MCC Toronto volunteer elves – over 80 of them in total (and you could be one of them!) – know that you don’t get the chance to do this every day – it only happens once a year – so they seize the opportunity.
Making a Difference
Our delivery elves are forever changed by the experience of delivering a Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund gift box to a child’s home.
They quickly discover that the box recipients make a difference in their life too – you have but to experience the smiles and the squeals of joy from the kids and the outpouring of gratitude and kindness from parents to know you’ve made a difference and then realize that the joy YOU feel has made a difference in your life too.