Welcome Home Community Newspaper and North Central Baptist Hospital have agreed to team up with the non-profit organization Living Through Giving, for their annual tradition Winter Celebration, featuring AirLife Santa on December 5.
The celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Central Baptist Hospital, back at its original location. The event will be the 13th straight year for both Welcome Home and North Central Baptist, and will bring the community together for fun, food, fellowship, and most importantly, to contribute toys to benefit children throughout San Antonio.
Winter Celebration featuring AirLIFE Santa is a wonderful family event for all ages. The celebration begins with an opening parade showcasing performances from school choirs and area high school marching bands. The event itself includes photos with Santa, raffles for prizes, vendors, and an interactive holiday scavenger hunt as well as many more activities to create endless fun for families and volunteers. Santa’s arrival by helicopter always brings excitement from the crowd, and of course, the celebration would not be complete without 60,000 lbs. of snow for snowball fights and snow angels!
Just last year alone, the organization was able to collect 8,000 toys that were all donated to various organizations like CASA San Antonio, Roy Maas and the Department of Family and Protective Services. Living Through Giving’s goals are to partner with the city as well as local child advocate agencies to create an outlet so that all donations collected from Winter Celebration will be distributed directly among the children in San Antonio.
Winter Celebration is a huge event needing all the support it can get from the community. Living Through Giving will kindly be looking for volunteers, sponsors, donations, and anything in between that can help make the 2015 Winter Celebration a reality, all while helping to create a Christmas to remember for the children of San Antonio.
Living Through Giving is incredibly blessed and excited to take part in the 13th Annual Winter Celebration and looks forward to your participation in making this event yet again, another tremendous success.