The Elves would like to take this opportunity to personally say "thank you" to our sponsors for their significant financial support to the El Dorado Hills Firefighters' Association Santa Run. The Parade Run brings Santa, Mrs. Claus and a crew of elves to surrounding community of El Dorado Hills and hands out over 8,000 candy cane to kids big and small.
Along the Run, we collect canned food for our local food bank and toy donations for Toys for Tots. Without these donations, the elves would not be able to assist as many organizations we do for the Holiday Season. Our sponsor's donations go directly to our holiday program, such as Toys for Tots and our special Santa Kids. Our Santa Kids are our most essential part of the parade. Our organization finds kids during the year that have been impacted by illness or had a traumatic event. To the bring holiday spirit to our Santa Kids, we take them on Santa's fire engine during the parade. If the child is too ill to travel on a fire engine, we take the entire parade to their home. Our budget this year alone is $18,000 to bring the Santa Run Parade to El Dorado Hills. With your donations the EDHFA is able to reach more of our community and bring the holiday spirit to those in need.
A BIG thank you to our 2013 sponsors:
• Mechanics Bank, El Dorado Hills (Candy Canes)
• Town Center - The Mansour Company
• Wells Fargo Bank - El Dorado Hills Branch (Thank you Mrs. Peters)
• Fred and Karen Bookey Foundation (Toys for Tots)
• Montano De El Dorado (Toys for Tots)
• Dave's Rent-a-Car
• A random lady in Target for the $25 gift for Toys for Tots (Santa knows who you are!)
If you would like to be a sponsor of the Parade Run, please let us know. The El Dorado Hills Firefighters' Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization [FEIN #30-0281181].
During the parade run the EDHFA elves will be collecting toys for the Toys for Tots and food for the El Dorado County Food Bank.
If you decide to donate please leave your unwrapped toys and food items six feet from the edge of the road as the engines pass by. The elves in the last vehicle will collect the food and toys. Don't worry, we have not run over a can or toy yet. Thank you again for your donations. Your efforts in the past have made a big difference in the number of toys for needy children and food for families.