It's that time of year - wow - where did 2011 go? (For that matter, where did 1999 go?)
Christmas is less than 2 weeks away. (Brief pause for hyper-ventilation.)
Folks are running around buying gifts and food, making gifts and baking, and planning the holiday dinners and get-togethers.
Some, however, don't get to look forward to Christmas with happy anticipation and mild anxiety about in-laws. They have a real, deep-down dread - "Do I have money to buy food? Can I let the rent slide one more month? What am I going to feed my kids today?" And it's not a Christmas-only dread - it's a gnawing heartache all year 'round.
It's frighteningly easy to wind up there, and harder still to climb back out. It's not going to be a Merry Christmas for them.
How can we help?
We can lend a hand - and pass along some good fortune.
From Dec 12th to the 20th - here at beadFX - we will be collecting food donations for Daily Bread* - Toronto/GTA food bank.
In the spirit of Christmas, let's share our good fortune and take a moment to reach out.
For those of you not coming into the store (although you really should, for one last look before we move!) - you can donate online to Daily Bread, or drop off some canned goods in your local area.
*Daily Bread - the Toronto food bank is the largest provider of emergency food relief in the GTA. Daily Bread member agencies handle 66,000 clients visits every month. The food bank they provide both food bank hampers and access to prepared meals. Daily Bread provides relief to the GTA, which includes the former cities of East York, Toronto, Scarborough, Etobicoke and York.
Non-perishable items please, and the most needed items are:
- Baby formula & food
- Beans & lentils
- Canned fruits & vegetables
- Canned fish & meat
- Cans of soup or hearty stew
- Dried pasta & tomato sauce
- Macaroni & cheese
- Peanut butter
- Canned, powdered or Tetra Pak cartons of milk
Thank you for your support and caring!!