Thorold Seniors Donate | Community Care Christmas Campaign. | By Paul Carfagnini
Every dollar in donations this time of the year Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold helps the local agency make a positive difference for people in need. The spirit of the season started on November 3 as Community Care accepted a couple of donations from the Thorold Seniors Citizens Association.
A $500 donation was handed to the local agency for their Christmas campaign, and the association added a second contribution of $200 to the Adopt-A-Seniors program at a presentation in the Thorold Seniors Centre. The Adopt-A-Seniors program supports seniors in need in the Christmas season by providing items such as magazines, games, gloves, snacks, and other goodies for the holdiays. In a presentation at the Centre packed with association members, Community Care CEO, Betty Lou Souter thanked the seniors in attendance for the donation. She indicated the $200 contribution for the Adopt A Senior program should be sufficient to support two recipients during the holiday season.
Pictured at the cheque presentation, from left, Maxine Hutchings, Community Care’s Thorold branch manager; Elaine D’Amico, Assoication treasurer; Betty Lou Souter, Community Care CEO; and Lora Vary, Association president. Photo by Paul Carfagnini, Divine Media.
Do you know another group who might be interested in supporting Community Care with a donation? Contact the agency’s local branch manager in Thorold, Maxine Hutchings for suggestions on ways to support Community Care. Phone Maxine at 905.227.9240 or visit their office at 19 Albert Street W. Thorold.
We can also support Community Care at the Thorold Santa Claus Parade. Come the 26th annual community event, and enjoy the Thorold Santa Claus Parade on Saturday November 26. Parade-goers can count on big bands, big floats and various community groups to dazzle them – with colourful Christmas lights and music that will entertain the whole family. Bring non-perishable food items to donate to Community Care and support the collection during the parade.
Since 1984 Community Care Thorold has been meeting the needs of those facing hardships in our community. Initially Community Care gratefully accepted food donations and gently used clothing in their location within the basement of the Thorold City Hall (formally L.G. Lorriman School) on Carleton Street.
In 2004, Community Care relocated to 19 Albert Street West for higher visibility and access for our clients. Programs range from food security, clothing and household goods, to emergency services and supports throughout the Region that lead to the independence clients strive to achieve.
On Valentine’s Day, 2005 the clothing and small household goods program was extended into a Thrift Store. 2015: We are very appreciative to the 37 scheduled + 16 occasional volunteers (=6,871 hours of work) who help with a variety of tasks 6 days a week at our Thorold location…and to our dedicated supporters throughout the community.