‘Overwhelming support’ for Christmas Wish program this year

Following an early holiday rush, the community has stepped up with “overwhelming support” for the Brock/Norma Green Christmas Wish Program this year.

Named after its longtime co-ordinator, who passed away in 2012, the program has distributed gifts to families across the township for roughly three decades.

Close to 80 families had registered for the program as of Friday (Dec. 18), with most of the deliveries completed already.

“We’re in really good shape. The community has outdone itself this year,” said program co-ordinator Ron Haines.

“People have been coming in with donations non-stop. I’ve never seen our tables this full. We’ve got a great start for next year.”

While volunteers had braced themselves for a particularly difficult year, given the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of families needing a helping hand has levelled off in recent weeks.

“We started off with really high numbers,” Haines said.

“It took a lot of planning on our part but we got caught up and stayed caught up.”

The program remains open until Christmas Eve (Dec. 24).

For more information on the Brock-Norma Christmas Wish program, call St. Paul’s Anglican Church at 705-426-5972.

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