Christmas donations raised by Canadian Tire and the community help benefit local charities year-round

Above, Representatives of the South Dundas Christmas Exchange, Community Food Share, Naomi's Resource Centre and Canadian Tire Staff posed for photo during annual cheque presentation. Smith photo, Nation Valley News

Kelsey Smith
Nation Valley News

MORRISBURG — Canadian Tire in Morrisburg, with the help of the community, raised $8,000 to benefit a number of local causes. They invited representatives of the charities to pose for a photo with them this morning. 

Community Food Share, The South Dundas Christmas Exchange, and Naomi’s Family Resource Centre split the proceeds from a recent holiday house tour, just over $5,000 and other in-store fundraisers like a live auction, collectively amounted to $8,000.

Jim Millard of the Community Food Share expressed how much this money means to the food bank, “We receive the majority of our donations for the whole year within the last two months of the year, so we really rely on the money we receive around Christmastime.”

Deborah Thomson of Naomi’s Family Resource Centre was very grateful for the kind gesture from the community and from Canadian Tire. 

“Donations like these help us with our general costs throughout the year, but this time of year specifically it allows us to help the mothers and children that we house purchase gifts for each other.”

She explained how some families us the centre for a week and some stay at the centre for up to a year. Donations help purchase, food, clothes, toiletries, and all the other necessities their families need.

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