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December 17, 2014 permalink
The Windsor-Essex Children's Aid Society is pleading for donations for the Christmas season. The society lacks the funds to help 250 needy families. The photograph shows their modern facility in the background. Disposing of the building at a market value of a hundred million dollars could provide $400,000 per needy family. Just a thought.
CAS Needs More Christmas Sponsors
The Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society says a record number of families have come forward requesting help this Christmas, so it’s looking for more sponsors.
Public Relations and Fund Development Manager Mike Clark says 834 families have applied for help, compared with 751 last year. Right now, the agency has more than 560 families sponsored. “So, we’re looking at a lack right now of about 250, 260 families that still need support.”
Sponsors will receive a profile of the family they are helping along with a list of things they will need this season. Young children typically need clothes and toys, while older children ask for scarves, mitts, boots, hygiene products and gift cards. Adults usually request household items.
Even if you don’t have time to shop, Clark says a family can be helped out with a $300 donation.
Those interested in helping can call the Children’s Aid Society at 519-252-1171 ext. 3236.
Source: Blackburn Radio