Christmas Hamper Program of 2017 - THANK YOU!

As the holiday season wraps up, I want to take a moment to recognize the incredible support and dedication of all those involved in making our Christmas Hamper Program of 2017 such a success.

Through the generosity of the businesses, organizations, and individuals in our community, GBF Community Services distributed a total of 331 Christmas Hampers, tangibly exemplifying the kindness and compassion of the people of Grimsby. Through these 331 hampers of hope, GBF Community Services was able to provide OVER 4,700 KG OF FOOD to those of our neighbours who needed it most.

The outpouring of support, through food, gifts, or financial donations, coupled with the hard work and time offered by our hundreds of volunteers, meant that 307 CHILDREN and 386 ADULTS living in our community enjoyed a wonderful holiday season, with a turkey on the table and gifts under the tree, when they, otherwise, would not have been able to.

The spreading of goodwill and cheer in our community would be near impossible without the help of some very important people. We are immeasurably grateful to Hitchman Trailers and Supply Ltd. for providing a rental truck with which to pick up donations from our community’s schools, NRB Inc. and the Grimsby Fire Fighters Association for providing the muscle in loading all collected donations, Fred Koornneef for picking up and delivering donated food and gifts to be packaged into hampers, and to the Trinity United Church for providing their facilities to our dedicated group of volunteers who prepared the Christmas Hampers.

Every year, we are amazed at the level of happiness and gratitude expressed by families receiving Christmas Hampers, and the joy felt by everyone involved in creating and delivering the holiday spirit. We look forward to doing it all again next year, with your continued help.

On behalf of everyone at GBF Community Services, I would like to wish everyone health and happiness in the new year. The compassion and dedication that is so eagerly expressed by the Grimsby community mean that more and more of our neighbours can confidently and optimistically look to a brighter future in 2018.

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