‘The need is real’: N. Dundas Snowsuit and Christmas Food Basket Fund collecting now

Snowsuits displayed during last year's campaign.

Bob Weagant, chair of the North Dundas Christmas Fund.

NORTH DUNDAS — As Christmas and cold weather loom in front of us, the North Dundas Christmas Fund is once again gathering money to purchase snowsuits for children aged 13 and under as well as Christmas Food Baskets for residents in need within the community.

In 2016, 150 suits and 200 baskets were distributed.

“It requires generous hearts from a caring community to make these funds available,” said Bob Weagant, chair of the group. “Snow suits cost an average of $40 each and the cost of food never goes down, so the need is real.”

Mail cheques to the North Dundas Christmas Fund, Box 27, South Mountain, Ontario, K0E 1W0 or drop off at the Scotiabank branches in South Mountain and Chesterville. The bank partners on the campaign with generous donations.

Organizers advise that if you, or someone you are aware of, is in need of a hamper or snowsuit then please call either the House of Lazarus (613-989- 3838) or Community Food Share (formerly known as the Dundas County Food Bank, 613-774- 0188) to register for the program.

 


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