Bread campaign needs help
Organizersof the local Share the Bread campaign for the Stanstead area are in need of young volunteers to help with the bread delivery. About twenty more children, preferably aged nine and up, are needed to accompany, in pairs of two, the campaign’s regular drivers who will head out this Friday morning, from 9:00 to noon, with cars full of fresh bread. “We have about twenty children ready to help but that’s not enough. We need at least twenty more,” said organizer Therese Gaulin. “We have a lot of adults but we can always use more if somebody wants to help.”
People interested in volunteering can either call Therese (876-5899) or André Gaulin (876-7282) for information or they can just show up at Jardin-des-frontieres school this Friday morning, between 8:00 and 8:30 am. As a reward for donating their time, after the bread delivery there will be a drawing for twenty different prizes for the young helpers.
“Last year our objective was $4000 and we were able to raise $3822,” mentioned Mrs. Gaulin. Out of the thirty-one towns in district 4, the Stanstead sector finished last year’s campaign with the third highest amount of money raised. The Stanstead territory actually covers the Rock Island and Beebe sectors, Ogden, Tomifobia and Stanstead East; the reason why so many volunteers are needed.
In case you are out when the bread delivery takes place this Good Friday, Caritas bread kiosks will be set up at the Stanstead IGA and at the Chantal Richard Pharmacy on Good Friday, from 9:00 to noon. As always, the suggested donation for a loaf is $5, however, people are welcome to pay what they can afford.
Local non-profit organizations who do not receive grants can apply to Caritas Estrie for funding of their projects.
Therese Gaulin has her work cut out for her organizing all the drivers and their routes for this Friday morning’s Caritas bread delivery.