Did you say 6,000?

We have to go back to 2019 for the Little Elves to give more than 5,000 gifts in one campaign… Then the pandemic arrived, with the constraints that we know. The health crisis has not completely resolved, but the Little Elves are going full speed ahead: on December 12, we sent 5,959 gifts across the country!

Indeed, by combining wrapping at home by experienced elves and extended teams at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf on December 10 and 11, 150 people — including groups from Belron Canada and Larochelle Conseil — put their shoulder to the wheel so that 61 groups and organizations can receive gifts to distribute to their beneficiaries.

See the 2002 wrapping weekend album.

While most of the gifts have already arrived at their destination, at the time of writing these lines shipments are still in transit to cities in Western Canada (Calgary, Regina, Vancouver). In total, we shipped 252 boxes whose total weight exceeded 2 tons. Phew!

Already, words of thanks are coming in and warming our hearts:

Everything is amazing!! Thank you very much, our clients are truly going to love all the beautiful gifts. The details, ribbons and love put into the gifts is so wonderful. Your generosity is so appreciated, we cannot thank you enough.

Grace, de Bruce House (Ottawa)

None of this would have been possible without the invaluable support of Supermax Healthcare Canada and our wonderful partners:

  • Le Marché des saveurs du Québec
  • Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf
  • Paramount Paper Ltée
  • Chez Nino
  • Groupe Robert
  • Kindersley Transport
  • Dialog Insight

A big thank you to all our volunteers, our customers at the Jean-Talon Market and the dozens of private donors who allow us, year after year, to spread a bit of the magic of Christmas far and wide.

If you want to help us with the giving, you can always make a donation that will allow us to start 2023 on the right foot.