There was no shortage of community support for the Fill a Purse for a Sister campaign.
Local organizers collected more than 150 donations of purses, backpacks and handbags filled with essential items, far surpassing expectations.
“My heart is full,” said Adeline Khoo Pettit, one of the co-ordinators of the campaign locally.
“Many from Brock Township and neighbouring towns opened their hearts with generosity – purses lovingly filled with scarves, mitts, socks and personal care items kept pouring in daily. It’s amazing what we can accomplish when our community shows that we care.”
The area campaign, now in its fifth year, was launched by Angel Freedman, a Markham-based social worker and founder of Angel’s Garage – a charity that distributes used clothing to people in need.
There was so much support for the campaign in Brock Township that organizers have also reached out into neighbouring Kawartha Lakes.
“Thank you to our four drop off locations – RE/MAX Country Lakes Realty, our volunteer co-ordinators Mackenzie Devlin of The Nourish Community Hub, Carolina Munoz of Country Loonies and Doggity Do Your Pet Grooming Spa as well as Gail Scruton for helping fill purses and driving to the various locations to drop off purses. I am deeply appreciative of all your time and effort to help make this campaign come to fruition successfully,” Khoo Pettit said.
“Most of all thank you to everyone who donated. The parents, families and children who came by with purses, spreading wonderful life lessons, showing great examples to our young ones to give back to our community.”