Navy Divers Continue to Support Christmas Daddies

50Km NAVY DIVERS RUN on Saturday, Dec 4, 2021
in support of Christmas Daddies
The 39th annual Christmas Daddies Navy Divers Run 50KM and fundraising campaign to help less fortunate children in the Maritime Provinces have a better holiday season has officially begun! COVID 19 is not stopping the members of the Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic) who will be running 50KM in support of children in need this holiday season, on Saturday, December 4, 2021, in conjunction with the Christmas Daddies Telethon.
This year’s campaign will be different from years past due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign will be virtual with funds collected through a Go Fund Me page, while members will participate in the Navy Divers Run 50KM, around their unit’s surrounding parking lot on Saturday, December 4th. On the day, there will be three donation hot spots located in Halifax HRM, divers and their families will be located to collect donations. Locations and times to be announced.
Support from the Navy Divers has raised more the one million dollars in 38 years for the Maritime tradition known as Christmas Daddies.
Since their first year of involvement in 1983, nearly $335,000 in donations have been collected by the men, women and family members of the FDU(A). As well, the Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic) donated the MK5 Navy Divers helmet to the auction portion of the Christmas Daddies program in 1985. This auction item has been coveted by Big Leagues Beverage Room in Cole Harbour, NS on more than 30 occasions. The additional funds raised from the highest bidder of the MK5 Helmet when added to the amounts collected on the annual run, have reached an impressive amount – more than one million dollars since 1983.
Past fundraisers by the Navy Divers have included a route through the streets of HRM, a Truro to Halifax Run and a swim across the Halifax Harbour.
The funds raised through the Christmas Daddies Telethon provide toys, gifts and food for less fortunate children and are distributed by The Salvation Army. Last year, more than 14,000 Maritime children and parents were helped at Christmas time.
The 58th Annual Christmas Daddies Telethon will be broadcast on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on CTV with a livestream on the web at CTV Atlantic https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/

DONATIONS MADE TO CHRISTMAS DADDIES ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE

After making your donation, please provide full name & complete mailing address including postal code  by contacting the the  Organizer of this Go Fund Me page.
The Salvation Army will issue a charitable tax receipt for donations of $10 or more when a complete mailing address is provided. Receipts are issued in January and February.
Join us by making a donation to brighten the holiday season for children and families in need!
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