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Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Letter: Generous volunteers made Christmas stocking project an overwhelming success
Letter to the editor. Supplied

Dear editor:

The spirit of giving and the kindness and generosity of the Niagara-on-the-Lake community has been overwhelming.

A simple request to put together a Christmas stocking for the residents at Niagara Long Term Care, Pleasant Manor and Upper Canada Lodge has been truly heartwarming.

It took 100 volunteers to make this initiative a success.

The senior kindergarten classes of Crossroads Public School were busy filling over 30 stockings.

Dorothy Soo-Wiens and the NOTL Lions put together 30 stockings at one of their meetings.

Jo-Ann Cudmore and Wendy Midgley of Royal Lepage donated 20 stockings.

Amika Verwegen and her four children hand-made 222 Christmas cards with riddles. They were happy to know that this idea would make people smile!

Sheri Ruby, of Ruby Ink, provided special holiday gift tags that were attached to each and every stocking. Hand-knit hearts were generously provided by NOTL Palliative Care.

Cards from the town signed by Lord Mayor Gary Zalepa were included.

To all the thoughtful and generous people who supported this project, please know the positive impact you have had in bringing a little joy to our seniors in long-term care.

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy 2023.

Joan King

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