**UPDATE DEC 28**
We have done it again! Huge support from our staff and patrons and we surpassed our goals once more. Special mentions to Denis McCully who donated $250 to Life*Spin, Peter Janes, a $500 donation in PC gift cards, and Doug and Aileen who donated a few boxes of items for the London Abused Women’s Centre.
We set a goal of 150 personal care products for LAWC and ended up with 652! For Life*Spin…over $700 in gift cards plus another $700 in gifts (a guesstimate on our part).
Thank you once again for being who you are. Amey for setting this all up, making the deliveries, and for counting to 652. Staff for being so generous, and of course, The Morrissey community for being as generous as always. I think we helped some people.
We have had some great success in recent years acting as a conduit between people in need and our great staff and patrons. This year we have decided, because of your generosity, to take on a little bit more. From helping the London Food Bank to Aberdeen PS, mittens to cleaning products, you have been stellar in your giving. The staff, the quizzers, the regulars, and the people that just pop by every once in a while… you have made it easy for us to meet goals and help others during the holidays.
This year we have upped the ante. We will be taking on two families of the hundreds that have asked Life*Spin for help. You can also ‘adopt’ a family of course and you can click to get more information as to who/what Life*Spin is…we think it is an organization that does great things close to home and we like that they empower low income earners. We will have a list up at the bar, and if you have an interest in helping us with one of these families, you can also email me directly at email@example.com and I will pass along their requests.
As November was all about shining the light on women’s abuse, we thought that we could also help out the women of the LAWC. We are setting a goal of collecting 150 personal items…shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes, toothpaste…you get the idea. The centre offers advocacy, counselling and support services and we think at this time of year, they are easy to keep in our thoughts. There will be a box set up at the restaurant and when that starts to overflow, we will fill my Focus!
If you have any questions, please let us know and we will do our best to respond in a timely manner. If you feel like donating, we are open at 11am everyday and we are an easy drop off point! If you feel like going straight to the charities involved, please do so! The more the merrier!
Thank you for being so great every time we put out an appeal like this. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Bodhi Day, Pancha Ganapati, Kwanzaa, Yule, Festivus, or just the best of the season to you!