Give hope with a donation to Christmas campaign
By Darren Lum
Dec. 6, 2016
A little support will go a long way to helping your neighbour this season, said Central Food Network’s John Teljeur, who has launched the Christmas Hope Campaign.
“Everybody who lives in Haliburton County is our neighbour,” he said.
The campaign’s goal is $5,000 and will contribute to the Central Food Network’s assistance efforts to Help Give a Family a Christmas; Help Give a Senior a Christmas and Share the Warmth. It contributes to the Heat Bank Haliburton County, the Haliburton County Community Garden Network, Highlands East Food Hub and Cardiff Food Bank to accomplish its goals.
He said the holidays is tough on everybody, particularly those without and for those agencies that give so everything really does count.
When children are home from school they need more food and the home needs more heat, straining tight budgets, which leads to greater stress on assistance organizations like local food banks and supplemental heat source charities such as the Heat Bank, he said.
The $5,000 goal is modest, but the approach is to resolve “one crisis at a time” and its value may be in how it represents hope for a better 2017.
Although the network is based in Highlands East, Teljeur said it has clients all over the county.
Tax deductible donations can be made to any of the programs under the umbrella of the Central Food Network.
Go online to donate (www.centralfoodnetwork.org/2016-christmas-hope-campaign.html).