2013 SLEIGH RIDE PHOTOS
A very special deputy helped Secret Santa teach the joy of giving at the Albany Boys and Girls Club.
This Albany officer is thanked by an overwhelmed recipient after he shared $100 with her.
Precious children at the Albany Boys and Girls Club listening intently to the story of the original Secret Santa, Larry Stewart, and being encouraged to pass the kindness on.
An Albany deputy spreading good cheer to another grateful shopper.
Sweet Jessica Masoner before the disease she suffers from incapacitated her young body.
2013 Sleigh Rides
November 26, 2013
With the help of the Albany PD, Dougherty County PD, Dougherty County Sheriff and Deputies, and FBI Special Agents, Secret Santa kicked off the season early on a rainy day in Albany. Many surprised and some emotional residents were blessed by Secret Santa at several shelters, food pantries, and thrift stores, as well as children at the local Boys and Girls Club.
Charlotte, North Carolina
December 5, 2013
The Charlotte Secret Santas spread joy this season $100 at a time to pedestrians, shoppers at a Goodwill Store, the Salvation Army Center of Hope, a local school, along with many other stops along their sleigh ride to spread good cheer. Several Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD officers road along on the sleigh ride as they have for the past six years with this generous Secret Santa.
December 5, 2013
December 9, 2013
The Independence PD accompanied Secret Santa on a mission to bring comfort and joy to grieving widow Sarah Lockard. Sarah's husband James Lockard, 34, was killed in November 2013 in a freak hunting accident in which a tree fell on him during high winds as he was riding his ATV. James was a veteran of the Air Force and was an officer with the Independence PD since 2008.
Kansas City, Missouri
December 10 & 14, 2013
Jackson County Sheriff
A Kansas City police officer and his wife and nine children, ages two to 16, were surprised to meet the firefighters that saved them after their home caught fire. The family was also surprised by donations from the police and fire departments and people in the community, along with a generous donation from Secret Santa.
December 12, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
December 13, 2013
The first stop on the LA sleigh ride was St. Vincent Elementary where Secret Santa and the ELFs were greeted by many happy children, then they were on their way to many thrift shops in the greater LA area. Thank you to the LAPD for their escort.
Bonner Springs, Kansas
December 17, 2013
Bonner Springs and Basehor-Linwood high schools students were surprised to know that Secret Santa boosted their fundraising efforts to surprise 18-year old Jessica Masoner with a much needed wheelchair-accessible van. Jessica suffers from Lafora disease, which causes seizures, muscle spasms, dementia and eventually death. The Kansas Highway Patrol and a special sergeant with the Bonner Springs PD greatly assisted in this wonderful surprise for Jessica.
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