Tis the Season to Give!
Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Kwanza, or Hanukkah at this time of year, the one thing that holds us all together is the gift of giving back. This year we are proud to share and give thanks to all the people that contributed to donations for our community.
In a nutshell, take a look at how we helped!
- 107 Families received food hampers
- 53 Families received a turkey
- 41 Families received a grocery gift cards all worth up to $1580
- 236 Families will received toys and gifts to give to their children (totalling up to 527 Children)
Initiatives such as this one can help teach us a valuable lesson; Coming together and working as a team creates positive change in our community. As we live our day to day lives, it makes it very easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our wants, forgetting that the true spirit of the holiday has always been about giving. Sometimes the people that we help are closer than we realize; in our schools, in our community centres, and even the places we work.
Giving back, allows our friends and neighbours to get the help they need and enjoy the holidays. This time of the year reminds us to reflect and do what we can as a community to understand the value of sharing what we have with others. The donations raised will work to bring families closer as they have presents and food to share with one another.
A very big thank you to all of our wonderful donors and supporters who gave back this holiday season and made a difference in the lives of families in our community!
- Alison Webster
- Alterna Savings
- Amna Nawab
- Bank of Montreal
- Broker Link
- Cassels Brocks Lawyers
- Church of the Holy Trinity Guildwood
- CP24 CHUM
- Deborah Webster (West Rouge)
- Dunstan Church
- Home Depot Canada
- Melville Presbyterian Church
- Mes Amis Unit of the Scarborough
- Morningside Early On Child and Family Centre
- Munira Fatehi
- No Frills
- PACE Canada
- Royal Bank of Canada (Kingston/Poplar branch)
- Rukhsana Nawab
- Russell Scott
- Sarah Smith-Johnson
- Shirley Lo-Cadotte
- St. Margaret in the Pines Anglican Church
- St. Marks United Church
- St. Nicholas Church
- St. Timothy’s
- Willow Dental Care
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!
Written by Ashley Abdul
Ashley Abdul is a full-time Political Science major at York University, working towards a career in Public Relations and Community Development in the non-profit world. She identifies as a proud Indo-Caribbean and expresses herself through the art of spoken word and poetry.