LETTERS: Community makes a difference for local families

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs wanted to extend a huge thank you to the communities of Penticton and Summerland.

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs wanted to extend a huge thank you to the communities of Penticton and Summerland.

This past Christmas we asked our community to step up and support others in need. The response was overwhelming.

For many families in the area, it is difficult to make ends meet and this challenge is often magnified during the holiday season. We know how important it is to provide something a little more special to our families maybe a turkey dinner, a small gift, a warm coat or a special treat and for many this is difficult to do.

Thankfully 18 businesses, service clubs and individuals recognized how important it is to help their neighbours brighten their holiday season and so 22 families were given the support with generous donations of food and gift baskets.

The kindness and generosity of our community is outstanding. Thank you to all who made a difference to the children, youth and families in need in our community.

Some feedback we received from our sponsored families:

• Thank you for all the wonderful gifts for Christmas. We fully enjoyed everything and because of you we had an amazing Christmas.

• Without your lovely help I don’t know where I’d be. You are all fantastic.

• Thank you for all the gifts and making our first Christmas together amazing. You helped so much and it was really special.

Jen Kelly

Area director, Okanagan Boys and Girls Club

 

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