The mission of 630 CHED Santas Anonymous is simple: to see every child receive a new toy at Christmas. Since Jerry Forbes founded the charity in 1955, that mission has stayed the same.
Relying on thousands of volunteers and donors, 630 CHED Santas Anonymous now collects, sorts, packages, and delivers toys to over 20,000 children every year.
More than 60 years ago, 1080 CHED’s production manager Jerry Forbes felt compelled to start Santas Anonymous. Jerry worked his way up at CHED, eventually becoming the station’s general manager after it moved to 630 on the AM dial. Jerry spent 28 years at CHED, retiring in June 1981. He passed away in September 1981.
In the years since, the board, staff, and volunteers of 630 CHED Santas Anonymous have carried the torch, with generations of Edmontonians fulfilling Jerry’s dream!
DELIVERY DAY – Dec 12 & 13
- Delivery Days are December 12 & 13 at the Jerry Forbes Centre 12122 68 Street
- Drivers will pre-register with an appointment time for curbside pickup – Click here to register
- All ages are welcome to volunteer on Delivery Days – if you’re looking for a group opportunity for youth or families at the depot click here
- Don’t want to deliver toys? Groups of 4 are needed to dispatch toys and carry them to vehicles. Info here!
Volunteer Parking & Traffic Control volunteers will be directing traffic in and out of the parking lot, and we ask that you be patient and courteous as their priority is everyone’s safety.