The Souris Christmas Cheer Board would like to thank the citizens of Souris and surrounding area for their generosity this Christmas season. Every year we are overwhelmed and very grateful for the support this project receives.
St. Paul’s United Church was a very busy place on Friday, December 20, when 68 neatly wrapped hampers were ready for delivery or pick-up. Included in this number were eight families who had their hampers sponsored by groups or individuals. We appreciate this assistance as the number of hampers required grows by a few each year. The cash donations, donations of food and gifts from individuals, businesses and organizations in Souris and surrounding area is very much appreciated and helps to make Christmas a little brighter for many families in our community.
Patrons of Westoba Credit Union, Royal Bank, Western Financial, Woodfire Deli and Lagasse’s Art Studio provide many of the gifts.
The Social Justice Fighters of Souris School (students in Grades 5-8) delivered over 1,000 non-perishable food items that were donated by students and staff from K-12. This collection of food goes a long way when it comes to packing the hampers for families who need our help this time of year.
Mrs. Sobry’s Grade 8 class also gave a few hours of their time to wrap all the hamper boxes.
St. Paul’s United Church, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Faith Community Baptist Church, The Royal Canadian Legion, L.T’s Corner Store, Souris Valley Bigway, Grand Valley Vet Clinic and The Souris Hospital provided boxes for donations.
Many people volunteered to help pack hampers and make deliveries, which is no small task. We wish to thank everyone who donated his or her time so willingly. We should be proud of the fact that we live in such a caring and generous community.
God Bess everyone and Happy New Year, from The Souris Christmas Cheer Committee.