For many years, members of Chapter 50 – DES have opened their hearts and wallets to support hundreds of children who are in desperate need of love and support from those who are able to give. The 2013 Operation Santa Claus (OSC) campaign was no exception.
This year’s DES OSC campaign was coordinated by a dedicated, creative and motivated group of DES employees, including Pam Werner, Kimmi Durgin, Laura Filiau, Maria Michel, Trista Coulter, Elise Hubbard, and Tim Drew, as well as “Santa” (Ray Gordon) and the many elves who helped to wrap and deliver the gifts to OSC headquarters on December 3. This year DES sponsored 90 children plus provided gifts to several more children at the Youth Development Center (the Sununu Center) in Manchester and the Philbrook Center in Concord.
The OSC crew at DES was able to provide this amount of support due to fundraising efforts over the last year. Through donations, auctions, events, and raffles DES raised $6,325 in 2013 for OSC.
We thank all who helped make DES’s OSC efforts so successful. No doubt, there will be many smiles on the recipients’ faces Christmas morning as a result!