2 a.m., Nov. 24)
Xmas program brings holiday cheer to those who need it most
Special to Orléans Online
holiday season is fast approaching and during this time
of year, the folks at the Orléans-Cumberland Community
Resource Centre (OCCRC) are looking for support in their
efforts to help families and individuals living in our
more than 28 years, the OCCRCs Christmas Program has assisted
hundreds of individuals and families annually by providing
them with groceries and gifts for the Christmas season.
This year is no differnet as the Resource Centre is seeking
the support of residents in the community.
community events will also take place in and around Orléans
during this holiday season to support the OCCRCs efforts
to meet the needs of our community. There are different
ways that you can lend your support either as an individual
or through your business, organization, or school. You
can get involved by sponsoring a family, hosting an angel
tree, or donating food, funds, unwrapped toys or gift
cards. For the toys, we ask that all donations be dropped
off at our Centre by December 12th at noon.
ways to be part of the Christmas season's festivities
is by attending events organized by local groups in support
of the OCCRC. Starting with the annual food drive by the
Ottawa Firefighters on December 3rd, a Christmas benefit
concert at MIFO on December 11th, and another Christmas
benefit concert put on by School of Rock, also on December
you wish to make a food donation you can do so at the
following locations in your neighbourhood: BMO Bank of
Montreal Place d'Orléans; Alterna Savings on Centrum
Blvd.; the Winner HomeSense store on Innes Rd.; Village
Bruyère on Hiawatha Park Road, and Bellefleur Physiotherapy
on St. Joseph Blvd.
you choose to be involved and to share the spirit of the
holidays, please contact Cindy MacKay at 613-830-4357
ext. 305 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit
our website at www.crcoc.ca on the Get Involved page.
You will find all the details regarding various events,
and the forms to sponsor a family or to donate funds.
would greatly appreciate your interest in making it possible
for all residents of our community to enjoy a truly joyous
holiday season. On behalf of the OCCRC staff, volunteers,
and especially the community, thank you and we wish you
a great Holiday Season.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)