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CAS Endowment Fund Update - Christmas 2016

Thanks for your support!

In 2011, the Board of Directors of the Children’s Aid Society of Oxford County established a donor designated Endowment Fund within the Oxford Community Foundation. An Endowment Fund Advisory Committee was established to help develop and grow the fund and act as a liaison with the Oxford Community Foundation. The Endowment Fund has reached close to $190,000. Interest on the funds is used to provide bursaries for Crown Wards pursuing post-secondary education; summer camp experiences for children and youth in Oxford County; special needs for Crown Wards and special pilot programs to support new initiatives that address gaps in service in Child Welfare or Family Violence.

Santa Ron has raised over $21,000 for the Endowment Fund and other agency initiatives since Christmas 2013: $1,800 in 2013; $5,700 in 2014; and $14,100 in 2015. Santa participates in breakfasts with children; helps with the CAS’s Angel Tree launch; reads at Libraries, oversees the construction of gingerbread houses; swims with the children in Tillsonburg and Woodstock; helps with toy drives; makes many Christmas party stops and home visits; and on Christmas Day visits the Woodstock General Hospital and Sakura House to bring some cheer.

Last year Santa completed 99 visits (many at no charge to the community). One of my “highlights” from last year was holding a 24 hour old 5 lb. 10 oz. baby and having a husband and wife (both over 100 years old) sit on my knees for photos!

This year Santa hopes to raise $20,000 with everyone’s help. I am so blessed to be able to do this, and see so many smiles. Thank you for helping me make this year so wonderful. This is the best job I have ever had! Ho! Ho! Ho!

Your Friend Santa, Ron Archer
Coordinator of Development, Children's Aid Society of Oxford County
712 Peel Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0B4
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Tel: 519-539-6176/800.250.7010 Ext. 395
Cell: 519-521-7833

PS – You can make an on-line donation direct to our Endowment Fund at https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/11068 . In the message box, please direct funds to the ENDOWMENT FUND of CAS OXFORD! A charitable tax receipt will be issued from the Oxford Community Foundation.

Pictures with Santa

Santa is taking bookings for family portraits in November. Book your appointment by calling Santa at 519.521.7833. Day, Evenings and Weekend Appointments available at Leon’s and Anderson’s Appliance. All proceeds support activities at the Agency.

For a $50.00 donation, your choices are:

  • 25 personalized 5x7 cards with envelopes and a $30 Charitable Tax Receipt OR
  • 25 personalized 5x7 post cards with envelopes and a $40 Charitable Tax Receipt

Santa for Hire

Santa is also available to hire and would love to attend your Christmas events. For more information contact Ron at 519-521-7833 (cell) or 519-485-3252 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click a thumbnail below to view upcoming events featuring Santa.

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