What are the Christmas Angels?

Hants County families that need
you the most.


children helped

In 2016, the Christmas Angels provided personalized gifts wherever possible, and family support to each child.

families helped

Each year, we support local families in partnership with Matthew 25 Food Bank and the Salvation Army.

Wishbook Families

Choose to provide an entire Christmas for a whole family - from the turkey to the trimmings. These are the number of wishbook families in 2016.

funds raised last year

2016 was our 40th anniversary of giving. Together with dozens of local businesses and hundreds of volunteers, we were able to make a huge difference to our community.

Who we are

Our mandate

To confidentially support and assist Hants County families and children at Christmas time to participate in the shared enjoyment of buying Christmas gifts and participating in their family traditions of celebrating the Christmas holidays.

About us

We are a small dedicated team of volunteer angels who, working with several local business partners, offer a variety of programs to families in our community. Our volunteer Board of Directors consists of a small Executive and several Directors, who come together to create and manage our seasonal programming. Together with our seasonal Coordinator, an enthusiastic and equally dedicated individual hired each year through a community grant, our team is committed to making sure that families and children have less stress and more joy at Christmas.

For over thirty years, Family and Children's Services assisted families in Hants County at Christmas time because of donations from concerned people and groups within our communities. There are no government resources available to our Agency for this type of sharing at Christmas, only the gifts and money donated through the Christmas Program. The program has evolved over the years because of the level and type of giving requested by the generous people of Hants County.

There is now a Society to produce the program Christmas Angels and raise money for the families and children of Hants County for Christmas each year. Our annual Telethon is our primary fundraising event. We are always amazed at how the entire community pulls together to help with the annual telethon. From elementary and high school children, church choirs, local merchants, professional and amateur bands as well as representatives from all three levels of government – everyone gets involved with true Maritime spirit.

Our Team

Welcome to our Board of Directors for 2016!

To contact our Board, please email us here. Otherwise, please direct enquiries to our seasonal Coordinator here.

Roseanna Boyd


Mitchell Archibald

Vice President

Bonnie Smith

Secretary / Treasurer

Wayne Newell

Financial Secretary

Gloria Shanks


Lloyd Smith


Amanda Peterson


Amanda Wamboldt


Dora Dorman


Vanessa Stephens


Tyler Lightfoot


Bob Morton


Denise Zinck

Community Services Representative

Stephanie Sedgwick

Web Manager

Michael Jamieson

Telethon Sound Production

Thank you for your kindness.

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