A fundraising/donation drive to help spread Christmas Cheer!
Christmas season is a time to celebrate the merriment of family, life and the birth of Jesus Christ. We do this in many ways. We put up bright decorations, bake Christmas cookies, attend special Church services, attend our children’s Christmas plays, put up a beautifully decorated tree and hang stockings with care.
Like in all conflicts, it is the children that silently suffer. The Parents, Aunts, Uncles, & Grandparents of my home community of Muskrat Dam are doing their best to keep the community positive & looking forward to Christmas festivities. Many are still going to work every day to keep education, health and social services going. Teachers and other staff have stepped up to make sure that the school is open every day for the children to have a feeling of normalcy. Everyone in the community has been doing their best to stay patient in hopes that this situation will be resolved, but with Christmas fast approaching, hope is fading quickly.
My family & I love our community and want all the little & BIG children in it to have some Christmas Cheer. We have started on a “One Stocking Per-Child” drive for the children of Muskrat Dam. My own children have asked to forgo Christmas presents this year and donate to our “One Stocking Per-Child” Cause instead. They are volunteering to make Christmas stockings with their Dad and be helpful elves to help make this happen. We are aiming to have 75 stockings ready to go by Wednesday, December 15, and we’re writing to ask you & your organization for a donation to help fill a Christmas stocking.
Your wonderful and much appreciated donation could be any of the following;
• Little toys, make up, gloves, small books, colouring books & markers
• Christmas candies, candy canes, pre-packaged treats (non-perishable)
• Christmas stocking you don’t use anymore that we can reuse OR fabric to make a stocking
• A financial donation to purchase stocking stuffers and to ship the stockings up to the community.
Now, HOW CAN YOU DONATE?
Contact me to pick up your extra stocking or your gift donations in Sioux Lookout.
A cheque can be made out to “One Stocking Per-Child”
A fundraising bank account has been opened with two signees for accountability. If you want the banking information to do a bank transaction than please contact me. I can be reached on my cell phone 1-807-737-5980 to pick up a donation or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can also contact Carla Duncan at 1-807-471-2542 or email her at email@example.com
Miigwetch/Thank-you, Merry Christmas & God Bless!
Angie Morris-Fiddler & Family