A Message From Elf Mama:
The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Santa’s Helper 2015 is here, and this year it’s our 21st anniversary! Our Santa Helper teams have been delivering gifts, smiles and fun to thousands of Orange families for many years, and we want everyone to share in the fun and excitement of this wonderful program that has become a highly anticipated family tradition for thousands of loved ones in Orange.
Santa’s Helper is a wonderful, fun-filled fund raising event benefiting YOUR Volunteer Fire Department. 100 percent of the proceeds are used towards the purchase of firefighting and rescue equipment. All of our Santa’s Helper Teams of firefighters, special helpers, family and friends have been honored to deliver gifts, smiles, fun and visit with thousands of families throughout Orange for the past 20 years.
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 and arriving at your front door.
Santa’s Helper delivery day is Sunday, December 20, from 2 – 8 p.m.
Gift Drop Off Day for the general public is: Saturday, Nov. 21, 12 – 2 p.m. At Fire Station #2, 355 Boston Post Road. (Across from TGI Fridays). PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME FRAME. WE ASK THAT YOU START TO ARRIVE NO EARLIER THAN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO 12:00 START TIME. You will have a much shorter wait in line by following these new guidelines. Thank you!
GIFT RULES: There is a small fee of $15.00 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. We strongly encourage you to have all of the gifts for your stop with you on Gift Drop-Off day. **For those families having a large party with many gifts on delivery day, please email us at: [email protected] for special instructions.**
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. USE REAR DOOR MARKED ENTER.
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: [email protected]
She will help you via email, or visit: www.orangevfd.com and click on the Santa’s Helper page. 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 on drop-off day is on a first come-first serve basis.
The Orange Volunteer Fire Department wishes everyone a SAFE, Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.
— Elf Mama
A look back at some of 2014’s special Santa’s Helper moments:
Originally Published on: Oct 16, 2015 @ 23:51