With a couple days to go, more than 80 families have signed up for the Brock-Norma Green Christmas Wish program.
Named after its long-time co-ordinator, who passed away in 2012, the program has distributed gifts to families across the township for more than 25 years.
A total of 84 families had signed up as of Thursday (Dec. 19) – just one off last year’s total of 85.
And the program accepts registrations right up until Christmas Eve.
The hall at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Beaverton is once again packed with donated items, which were being sorted, wrapped and delivered to local families by volunteers.
Several local schools, community organizations, families and businesses contribute to the program by sponsoring families, while other donations are collected through area toy drives.
Haines said he’s continually floored by the amount of support for the program.
“We have all kinds of help and all kinds of donations. They just keep coming in,” he said.
“The community support is overwhelming.”
For more information on the Brock-Norma Christmas Wish program, call St. Paul’s Anglican Church at 705-426-5972.