For over 20 years, the Harpswell Santa Fund has provided support for many individuals and families. What began as an attempt by a few individuals to help a family who had undergone a tragic loss has become a town-wide effort to support one another.
Today the Harpswell Santa Fund works with the Harpswell Anchor, the local schools and places of worship to identify those, young and old, who may be in times of trouble. We encourage these individuals and families to let us know their needs and assure them of the confidentiality of the process from start to finish.
We work to let the community know about our mission and also the need for donations of money. We seek new volunteers in addition to our existing ones who are so gracious with their time and efforts.
The Harpswell Santa Fund arranges for the distribution of clothing, toys and home heating fuel through the efforts of these volunteers who work with Santa and the other elves to provide clothes to the children, to deliver the right toys to the right age groups, to provide heating fuel to those of any age who qualify for the assistance, and to provide food for those who may otherwise go hungry.
In 2016 alone we helped 90 children, numerous families, and many older folks.