Basket campaign a success
More than 100 volunteers and sponsors came together last weekend to assemble close to 30 holiday baskets that were then delivered to families in crisis living in Vaudreuil-Soulanges towns, or on the Island of Montreal.
For the fourth year in a row, —HOLIDAYS Community Wings held its Christmas Basket campaign. According to Community Wings founder Sélina Richard, each basket contained fresh and non perishable foods, a large turkey, stuffing, potatoes, a variety of gifts, as well as toiletries, household goods and gift cards to grocery stores, restaurants and movie theaters. Other gift cards that were donated by local businesses were good for use at pharmacies, clothing stores, or to buy gasoline. The Community Wings team decided to make the basket assembly day an event in itself, inviting volunteers to gather for food, a visit from Santa and holiday music as they put the special care packages together. “We do so much of our work through social media that it gets kind of impersonal,” Richard said. “It would be much easier to have people just drop off already made baskets and gifts, but the event itselfcreatedtheexactfeelingthatCommunityWingswants to encourage.” Community Wings is a registered VaudreuilDorion charity that was founded in 2013 by Richard, a singlemomwhowasalsocompletingherundergraduatedegree at Concordia University when she decided to spearhead an effort to help people who’ve fallen on hard times. To reach CommunityWingsgotowww.communitywings.net.
Volunteers from Community Wing sp ut together close to 30 baskets for families in crisis last weekend.