by Claire Larabie
The North Grenville Community Service Council [NGCSC] wishes to thank all who stepped up to help so many in our community have a special holiday. The NGCSC is made up of representatives from the Lions Club, Kemptville Kinsmen, the Kemptville Rotary Club, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 212, and the Knights of Columbus, all working together to ensure that no-one in North Grenville is left without at any time of the year, but especially over the Christmas season.
Thanks go to Randy Cavill at Walmar Ventilation Products, along with his family and staff, who have been donating gift cards for families in NG at Christmas for some time. They started by donating one box of candy canes for each family years ago. Over time, Randy decided they could do better, so he sent Grocery Cards to meet some special needs and to a few seniors. A few years ago, staff came on board, enabling them to help more, including helping older students. One program helps those with cancer, other illnesses, or special needs kids, who are the hardest to find help for.
A loud shout out for the many years that the staff at Kempville Rona Building Centre have been providing for families. Hulse, Playfair & McGarry give Canadian Tire and Subway cards. MNR staff arranged a $500 donation from their Union, and sent funds to the Community Fund and Community Service groups.
Many thanks to the staff at Canadian Tire, who each year have made Christmas special for a few families struggling with illness in the home. We have the kindest people in North Grenville.