The Caring And Sharing Exchange Needs Your Help This Christmas – CTV News Ottawa

    The Caring and Sharing Change has needed to cancel their Christmas Change occasion for a second straight 12 months as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and, with time working out, they're now in determined want of donations.

    For 15 years, Laurie Singleton and her husband have been volunteering at The Caring and Sharing Change. They are saying COVID-19 has positively modified the best way issues work.

    “It’s been a problem I feel for certain,” says Singleton. “We've got tried to proceed as we at all times do. So it’s completely different from the way it was pre-COVID, however we’re nonetheless making an attempt to do what we are able to do.”

    Nonetheless, volunteers just like the Singletons are serving to any means they will.

    “We're sponsoring two households ourselves and mainly going and buying the whole lot that’s wanted to sponsor them,” says Singleton.

    However the pandemic is stopping some traditions.

    “We are able to’t maintain our hamper packing occasion due to restrictions,” says Caring and Sharing Govt Director Cindy Smith.


    Smith additionally says restrictions are making it tough to get sufficient meals for households in want. They're hoping folks step up and donate to allow them to assist as many individuals as doable. Requests for vouchers has risen dramatically.

    “We do present both a hamper filled with the whole lot you want for a Christmas meal,” says Smith, “or a redeemable present voucher for Big Tiger, and so they can go buy the whole lot they want.”

The Caring and Sharing Change has seen a six per cent improve this 12 months with 20,000 folks in want from greater than 6,550 households.

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