In December, the social committee organized a sponsorship of a local Oshawa family for Christmas through the Big Brothers and Sisters of Oshawa-Whitby. We received a family consisting of a mother, father and two girls aged 11 and 13. Over the span of 3 short weeks we managed to raise over $1000 in cash, gift cards and gifts. I am absolutely blown away by the generosity or our fellow staff members.
Some items of note that were donated:
- Over $700 worth of gift cards to various locations including Walmart, President's Choice and Toys R Us.
- An IPod, a DVD player and 2 full sets of bedding for the girls, including new blankets, pillows and sheets.
- Bags full of new toys and food.
So thank you to everyone who donated, knowing that we gave a family in need a special Christmas is something that I hold very close to my heart.