To the editor:
With a global pandemic to contend with, rules limiting numbers of volunteers being used at any given time and safety protocols in place to protect our client families as well as our volunteers, it is safe to say our 29th Brock/Norma Green Christmas Wish was like no other. The result was the same. The community of Brock stepped up like no other year.
This year, we were able to assist 80 families. These families included 147 children. We hope that everyone that needed help in our community applied to our program.
We had record numbers of local businesses, organizations, churches and especially individuals step forward to support us. This support came in the form of monetary donations, clothing donations, toy donations, sponsoring families or volunteering.
As always, our over 30 volunteers were amazing. There were lots of people who have helped us in the past and many helping for the first time. Much more planning than in the past, but still the shopping, sorting and wrapping was done without a hitch.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church with Rev. Canon Ted and the church wardens make it all possible each year. They accept the families and take care of the deliveries. They also give us a place to run the program.
On behalf of our many sponsors, supporters, organizers and volunteers, I would like to shout out a great big THANK YOU to each and every one of you that help to make this program such a success.
Ron Haines, co-ordinator
Brock/Norma Green Christmas Wish