What is Letters to Santa and How Can I Help? Letters to Santa, now celebrating its 24th year, is a holiday assistance program sponsored by the Rappahannock Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. Last year 700 local children received new toys and a winter coat through the program. Children one to twelve years of age, with their parents’ help, submit applications and letters via Social Services and Head Start. Then the letters are placed in binders ready for community members to choose a child to sponsor for the holidays.
The support of the community is crucial to the success of Letters to Santa! Individuals, community groups, and businesses have the opportunity to sponsor a child or children. For those who would like to help but are unable to sponsor a child, the program also accepts support through financial contributions and donations of new unwrapped toys.
We hope you will join the team of great Santas! If you would like to be a sponsor, please visit one of our adoption sites. Can’t come in? Just give us a call at (540) 735-0502. We can work with you by phone or fax or via e-mail at email@example.com. Your help will truly make a difference for a child this year!
ADOPTION DAYS at the Red Cross Chapter Office 4836 Southpoint Parkway in Fredericksburg (see directions below) Monday, November 5th 10 am-7 pm* Tuesday, November 6th 10 am-7 pm* Wednesday, November 7th 10 am-7 pm* Thursday, November 8th 10 am-4 pm Friday, November 9th 10 am-4 pm Saturday, November 10th 10 am-2 pm* Monday, November 12th 10 am-4 pm Tuesday, November 13th 10 am-4 pm Wednesday, November 14th 10 am-7 pm Thursday, November 15th 10 am-2 pm Friday, November 16th 10 am-3 pm Monday, November 19th 10 am-7 pm* Tuesday, November 20th 10 am-2 pm Wednesday, November 21st 10 am-2 pm
The office will be open for adoptions during listed times, but please note that our phones will be set to the answering service after 4:30 pm on weekdays and all day on Saturdays. Spotsylvania Town CentreAdditional Library Adoption Sites Adoptions at Red Cross Table Stafford County – Porter Branch Fredericksburg – Salem Church During Family Fun Day 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford 2607 Salem Church Rd., Sat., November 3rd / 11 am-3 pm Sat., November 10th / 10 am-2 pm Sat., November 17th / 10 am-2 pm
Gift Drop Off Dates and Times at Red Cross Drop Off Site (TBA): Thursday, Dec. 6th from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Friday, Dec. 7th from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday, Dec. 8th from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Gift Drop Off Dates and Time at Porter Library Wednesday, December 5th from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Directions to Red Cross: Take I-95 South toward Richmond. Take Exit 126 toward Massaponax. Turn right onto Route 1. Turn left onto Southpoint Pkwy (McDonalds is on your left). Just past Cracker Barrel, turn left into the shopping center. Our office is at the end on your left at 4836 Southpoint Pkwy. For more information, please call (540) 735-0502!