Bread cam­paign needs help

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

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.

Photo Vic­to­ria Vanier

Therese Gaulin has her work cut out for her or­ga­niz­ing all the driv­ers and their routes for this Fri­day morn­ing’s Car­i­tas bread de­liv­ery.

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