by Leigh Ann Giardino
Lanark County Support Services in Almonte is happy to report that we did it. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity from our friends, family and community, we were able to pack and ship 101 boxes to children in the developing world.
On November 16th, we had over 70 people join us for our O.C.C packing party. We even had a couple of residents from the Almonte area stop in just to drop off supplies for the boxes. We had a fun-filled afternoon of music, laughs and cookies. Throughout the day we focused on the impact of this project by watching some very powerful Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child videos showing the boxes being delivered around the world. After this year’s successful project, Everyone is already talking about what we can achieve next year.
LCSS’ focus on “giving back” continues throughout the Month of December. Look for LCSS participants and staff in the coming weeks at a special gift wrapping table set up in the Heritage Court Mall. As a community service, we will be offering gift wrapping to shoppers. Any monetary donations we receive for this service will be put directly towards angel tree gifts for children in need from our community.