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Christmas Sharing – Adapting to Overcome!

By David Borsook, Camp Director and Christmas Sharing Coordinator

I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who went above and beyond to support our families at the end of last year.

The COVID-19 pandemic meant a lot of changes to Christmas Sharing. Contactless drop-off/ pick-up and social distancing measures were in place to ensure families and staff were kept safe. Food security has been an urgent concern for many. So, in addition to the grocery money that families receive with their Christmas Sharing gifts for a yummy holiday meal, thanks to your donations, we were able to provide grocery support for each family in the program and top up their pantry through January. You also enabled us to provide Moorelands Kids’ 3 ply masks to every family member in the program. Finally, kids who lacked access to tech for online learning are now set up to succeed with donations of used laptops.

^ An adopter family bring in their donations for contactless drop off

We’ve been overwhelmed by your generosity!

All these gifts are integral to providing the wrap-around supports necessary for our families to overcome the many challenges they are facing right now. THANK YOU!

“One of HOOPP’s most rewarding traditions is our annual Holiday Giving campaign, where employees come together to offer our support to families in need. While this year’s campaign moved online and may have looked a little different, it was just as rewarding, thanks to Moorelands Kids and their Top Up the Pantry program. Our team was excited to participate in the program and it was a great way to help out some families in need. We were proud to partner with Moorelands Kids, they offer a range of amazing programs that are making a big difference in the GTA. Keep up the great work!”

Aly, Tomas, HOOPP | Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

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^ The Christmas Sharing Team!

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