Valley Family Fun: Fill a Box of Cheer: A huge success!

Valley Family Fun:
Fill a Box of Cheer: A huge success!

By Laura Churchill Duke, info@valleyfamilyfun.ca

 

For the second year in a row, the Fill a Box of Cheer program was a huge success! We’ve managed to help hundreds of people this Christmas across Kings County.

 

The idea of Fill a Box of Cheer is to target those individuals who fall through the cracks of traditional programs. They are often seniors living alone, or mental health clients who need a little extra cheer during the holidays. We asked people to fill a shoebox with a variety of items, from toiletries to small gifts, food items and socks, hats and mitts, and the results were overwhelming!

 

A huge thank you to everyone who gave so generously. To all the dentists, offices, and schools who did collection drives, and the individuals who gave to help others. It’s truly a community effort!

 

Standing back and looking at the mountain of donations that came in made us so proud of our community!

 

Fill a Box of Cheer was a program that was started by Candy O’Brien of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kings County Branch, and me, Laura Churchill Duke from Valley Family Fun.

 

Boxes will be delivered to the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Youth Portal, Chrysalis House, St. Paul’s Society, Kids Action Program, Food Bank, the Opportunity Centre, and the Evangeline Club.

 

A huge thank you to the community for supporting this project and helping so many people locally this Christmas!

 

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