Dead­line ex­ten­ded for fa­mi­lies in need

L'Etoile - - DIVERTISSEMENT -

A Vaudreuil-Do­rion non-pro­fit that was able to help more than 40 fa­mi­lies last ho­li­day sea­son has ex­ten­ded an ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line for those nee­ding a bit of as­sis­tance this ho­li­day sea­son.

Com­mu­ni­ty Wings, —VOLUNTEERS which is gea­ring up for its fourth an­nual Ch­rist­mas Basket Event, is ac­cep­ting ap­pli­ca­tions from fa­mi­lies. The or­ga­ni­za­tion is al­so loo­king for vo­lun­teer ba­kers and food prep hel­pers.

Do­na­tions of gift boxes, tis­sue pa­per, tape and more are ad­di­tio­nal­ly nee­ded.

Se­li­na Ri­chard, a Vaudreuil mo­ther of two who foun­ded Com­mu­ni­ty Wings, said now is the time for people to come to­ge­ther to help those who may be down on their luck. “Last year we were able to help 41 fa­mi­lies. Our aim this year is 50 fa­mi­lies or more, and we know with help we can ea­si­ly at­tain this goal,” she no­ted.

The gift basket event will take place in Vaudreuil-Do­rion on Dec. 17, from 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Com­mu­ni­ty Wings is a non-pro­fit aid or­ga­ni­za­tion that dis­tri­butes food, hou­se­hold goods, and gent­ly used clothes and fur­ni­ture to fa­mi­lies in cri­sis in Vau­dreuilSou­langes and the West Is­land. To vo­lun­teer, email the Com­mu­ni­ty Wings pro­ject ma­na­ger at: adria@com­mu­ni­ty­wings.net. To make a do­na­tion, or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to: www.com­mu­ni­ty­wings.net.

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