‘To­gether, we can make a dif­fer­ence’

Windsor Star - - CHRISTMAS 2017 WINDSOR STAR - DREW DILKENS, Mayor, City of Wind­sor

“When we give cheer­fully and ac­cept grate­fully, every­one is blessed.” - Maya An­gelou

This year, as Wind­sor cel­e­brates its 125th birth­day, we have shared fond mem­o­ries of our city and col­lec­tive images that are uniquely our own.

One such im­age is that of the Wind­sor Good­fel­lows, front and cen­tre each year, mark­ing the ap­proach of the hol­i­day sea­son with the sale of their special news­pa­per. Sta­tioned on busy streets, de­spite of­ten cold and un­pre­dictable weather, this small army of vol­un­teers truly rep­re­sent the mean­ing of self­less giv­ing.

In­spired by Thomas May’s well-known il­lus­tra­tion “For­got­ten” of a lit­tle girl in a tat­tered coat wait­ing for Santa, the Good­fel­lows know that no child, no friend, or neigh­bour should go with­out.

And, the peo­ple of Wind­sor al­ways an­swer the call.

Your do­na­tions sup­port the an­nual Christ­mas food bas­ket and school break­fast pro­grams and help to fill the shelves of the food bank. Your yearly en­thu­si­as­tic sup­port of the Wind­sor Good­fel­lows speaks vol­umes about the car­ing and giv­ing na­ture of our city.

I want to thank the Wind­sor Good­fel­lows for their con­tin­ued ser­vice to the com­mu­nity, and you, for tak­ing a mo­ment to roll down your win­dow and give what you can.

In­di­vid­u­ally we can give; to­gether we can make a dif­fer­ence.

Drew Dilkens

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