Evansville, IN Easterseals Secret Santa Strikes Again – Providing Clues for a Huge Donation
Every year we have the opportunity to help our friends at the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center raise funds in a variety of ways. Since Easterseals serves Southwestern Indiana, Southern Illinois, and Western Kentucky, fundraising is essential.
Special fundraisers like the annual telethon on WEHT, and donations from the community help to provide much-needed therapy for children and adults in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois.
You might be familiar with 'Pete'. He has been making huge contributions to Easterseals around Christmastime for the past 31 years. If you really want to feel old, 31 years ago was 1990!
In those 31 years, 'Pete' has donated over $100,000 to Easterseals. No one knows his true identity, Pete prefers to stay anonymous, but he does have some fun with the Easterseals staff.
Mysterious 'Pete' Keeping His Face Hidden
After hiding the huge donation on the Easterseals property, he made his annual phone call with clues.
“Hi! It’s your old buddy Pete!” Pete said that he had just delivered a gift, and told Easterseals staff to hurry and look for his donation on the chain link fence behind the nonprofit organization’s headquarters
The Big Reveal
The staff found the Christmas tree ornament with 30 one-hundred-dollar bills rolled inside! Yes, $3,000! Pete does have specific directions for how his donation should be used. He always wants to make sure the children that need the services of Easterseals have presents for Christmas.
As usual, accompanying Pete’s latest delivery was a hand-written note with the words “You will hear from me again. Pete”