The Snowsuit Fund campaign begins
Ariane Hotte , one of the educators at the Maison de la famille in Hawkesbury holds up one of the new snowsuits already purchased as part of this year’s annual Snowsuit Fund Campaign. Now in its eleventh year, the annual campaign goal is help ensure that children of families in need have a new snowsuit to allow them to play outside safe and warm during the winter season. This year’s goal is to raise $10,000 to purchase 150 snowsuits for later distribution in Hawkesbury and the townships of Champlain and East Hawkesbury. Similar campaigns are underway in Russell Township and Clarence-Rockland. Families who wish to be on the snowsuit distribution list must register by Oct. 20 at the Maison de la famille centre, online at www.groupeaction.ca, or phone Ariane or Amanda at 613-632-6959. Distribution will begin Nov. 4. The Hawkesbury campaign includes an Oct. 26 breakfast fundraiser at Restaurant Carole.