2016 Christmas Wish

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The North Grenville Community Service Council [NGCSC] wishes to thank all those who made Christmas possible for many in our community last year. Each year we help the Knights of Columbus, who provide for so many families during the year with their food bank, which is accessible to all, but especially at Christmas with Hampers and Gifts for the children. This team of volunteers works hard with one goal in mind: no family will suffer or go hungry. A tree will soon go up at Holy Cross Church with angels bearing the information on a child or youth’s Christmas wishes.

Families and seniors who need help can contact Claire NGCSC at askmeone@sympatico.ca, or phone 613-258-6470; or contact Fred at Knights of Columbus fred.macdonald@hotmail.com, 613-447-9039. Contact them before December 15 in connection with Hampers. Please contact us ASAP for the Angel Tree request.

Continued support comes from Legion 212, Kinsmen, Rotary, and Lions Club. The Kemptville Animal Hospital have trimmed pets nails and collected funds and food since 2013 for families. We have also had great and valued support from Beking Eggs, B&H Grocers, Giant Tiger, Shoppers Drug Mart, Jonsson Independent and so many others who help with discounts and gifts for teens.

Canadian Tire Staff, KBC Staff, MNR employees, Service Ontario, O’Farrell Financial Staff, Gale Real Estate, Joanne Huel & family, and Craig Gerlach, President Current Systems, each sponsor a special needs family each year.

Last year, we handled 32 single requests involving 74 adults who needed food Hampers. We also helped 47 families with 98 children with Hampers and gifts, as well as nine special needs referrals.

North Grenville Community Service Council members help the Knights of Columbus organize the gift side of their Christmas Hampers; they in turn provide Food Hampers for those who apply to us. Together we accept applicants from residents who live in North Grenville. NGCSC also passes on those who call from other areas to a group who will help them.

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