« It’s amazing to see the Prescott-Russell community rally around this campaign to ensure bright smiles on the faces of hundreds of children over the holidays, » stated Caroline Granger, executive director for Valoris Prescott-Russell. « Many organizations and community members in the region have long supported the campaign through donations, fundraisers, and gift-giving. The success of this campaign relies heavily on the support of our community, and i am very grateful for their involvement. »
Valoris Prescott-Russell’s Christmas Elves project is an annual campaign to collect suitable gift items for children of families in need within the region. The non-profit social services agency works in partnership with local businesses to set up donation sites for gifts.
The campaign marked its 31st year of operation and collected gifts suitable for a wide variety of age groups to provide a Christmas gift for 682 children and youths in the Prescott-Russell region.
The campaign also featured the Third Annual Valoris Christmas Elves Challenge race, organized by the Valoris Foundation. The event saw more than 140 people take part and 20 businesses provide donations to the event. The 2022 Challenge Race raised more than $38,000 to help support the Christmas Elves campaign and other programs for children and youth.