With the help of law enforcement, Secret Santa Sleigh Rides find the right people and travel safely. Here a Phoenix, AZ, Police Officer helps pass on a random act of kindness.
ELF and major league baseball player Luis Gonzalez gets his picture taken after helping a mom and her son.
ELF and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus helps a lady at a thrift store in San Diego, CA.
One of Secret Santa's very special ELF's shares a moment of joy in Phoenix AZ.
Two Secret Santas in Kansas City help a displaced mom and her family, who despite their dire circumstances were also taking care of two homeless teenagers.
After giving hundreds of dollars to a few women at a Hope House, MaryJo Sutter, left, from Phoenix, AZ, embraces the women Tuesday afternoon. Sutter flew into Kansas City to participate as a Secret Santa after hearing about the late Larry Stewart and his passion to change people's lives through giving.
PHOENIX, AZ. December 4, 2007
With the assistance of the Phoenix Police Department, Secret Santa's first Sleigh Ride of the year was a great success. A new Phoenix Secret Santa along with both experienced and new ELFs brought joy and hope to those less fortunate. The following are links to media coverage of Secret Santa's first 2007 Sleigh Ride.
SAN DIEGO, CA. December 5, 2007
With the assistance of the San Diego County Sheriffs Department and the San Diego Police Department, Secret Santa and his loyal ELFs covered a lot of territory and spread hope and joy to those less fortunate, to include victims of San Diego's devastating fire.
CHARLOTTE, NC. December 14, 2007
With tremendous assistance from the Charlotte Police Department, five Secret Santas (three from other cities) and ten ELFs spent over seven hours moving from one location to the next, sharing their blessings and giving hope. From schools, thrift stores, street corners, laundromats, bus depots and a home for unwed mothers, the Charlotte Secret Santa Sleigh Ride moved with mechanized precision. Charlotte is a beautiful city with gracious people and now two new Secret Santas and several ELFs will keep the spirit of Secret Santa alive in Charlotte for years to come.
There was a lot happening in Larry Stewart's home town. Accompanied by the Jackson County Sheriff Department, KCMO Fire Department and the FBI, four Secret Santas and teams of Elves spread their random acts of kindness throughout Kansas City and Independence, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas. Below are news reports of their activities:
The Legacy of Secret Santa Builds In Other Cities
A note from Secret Santa . . .
Secret Santa lives in the hearts of us all. It doesn't take money to be a Secret Santa -- a kind word, a friendly gesture, a good deed, a helping hand to those less fortunate. Join us in making this Christmas the most memorable and blessed Christmas ever.
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