The Empty Stocking Fund

The Empty Stocking Fund

The Empty Stocking Fund started in 1912 when reporter Harry (Dutch) Irvin with the Saint John Evening Standard noticed 2 poor children looking in a department store window just a few days before Christmas. He returned to the newsroom and passed the hat, collecting $30 for needy children. It has become a Holiday Tradition in Saint John, raising millions of dollars for less fortunate families at Christmas. 

Ross Ripley wins it all!

The Sea Dogs Foundation is proud to present Ross Ripley with the 1st Prize from the Empty Stocking Fund Raffle. Ross won Air Canada Airfare anywhere in North America, including Hawaii, Mexico or the Caribbean, donated by the Air Canada Foundation. He says “Hawaii is sounds Good!”. Ross also won $300.00 in gift certificates donated by The Best Western Hotel and $500.00 in cash.

The 2nd Prize winner was Austin Maillet. Austin won a Nicholas Guay Autographed Jersey, donated by the Saint John Sea Dogs.

The 3rd prize winner was Darlene Bradford. Darlene won a One Year Subscription to the Telegraph Journal and an Apple iPad, donated by the Telegraph Journal.

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets for this important cause!

Change Bandits - November 24, 2019

We would like to give a big shout out to the KV PeeWee Sabres and the KV PeeWee Hurricanes for being our Empty Stocking Fund Change Bandits at our Annual Teddy Bear Toss Game.

With their help, along with the help of all the fans in attendance, we were able to raise $1,222.50 for the children in the Greater Saint John area.

Thank you to these young hockey players and thank you to all who contributed!

Congratulations to Phillip Belding!

Executive Director Tom Donovan is Proud to present 1st Prize for the #SeaDogsFoundation #EmptyStockingFund Project to Phillip Belding! Phillip walked away with 2 Air Canada flights anywhere in North America, plus $300 in Best Western accommodations and $500 cash! Thank you to all the Sea Dogs fans and friends for helping to contribute $14,000 to the Empty Stocking Fund!

2017 Empty Stocking Fund Raffle Winner, Rod Growther

2016 Empty Stocking Fund Raffle Winner