Thunder Bay Supporting Dilico Anishinabek Families
THUNDER BAY – Often in our busy world, we forget the little things. As the holiday season draws near, for many people thinking about what they need, or what they want is an issue that at the end of the day makes a very small list. This winter season maybe instead of rushing out to purchase something you really don’t need, maybe this is the year where you get a gift for some young people who really will appreciate it.
This Christmas season, Dilico Anishinabek Family care is hoping to make a di erence for more than 6,000 children and teens that are in need. It is every child’s wish to wake up Christmas morning with a gift under the tree. With hopes of making that wish a reality, the agency is once again welcoming the donation of Christmas wish gift bags from local businesses, organizations and families within the community and district of Thunder Bay.
The process is easy, Firedog Communications and Dilico Anishinabek have made the entire process of helping extra easy this year.
Todd Genno – Children Are Thankful for the Hand Up
Thunder Bay comedian Todd Genno shares, This is where the saying ‘It takes a while community to raise a child’ comes in”.
“Growing up in foster care, I didn’t always get the really nice gifts my friends did, but I still got something because of generous people with big hearts and today I am still thankful for those people,” comments Genno.
But I do believe this is good practise of the saying ‘It takes a whole community to raise a child’. Christmas is a happy time of year. As I kid I spent many Christmas thinking about my biological mother who I have not met since I was about 3-4 years old. I always wondered what she was doing at Christmas”.
“I believe every child deserves to be happy at Christmas. Christmas is a very special, but expensive time of year. Some families can’t afford to buy gifts, maybe they are on welfare, maybe they work and live pay day to pay day”.
Your help can make their season brighter, and help make the lives of others just a little better.
Those hands up provide the sense of being a part of their families, and fitting in with the community and their friends just a little more.
Heck, that is way better than a new tie, or a pair of socks that you likely didn’t really need anyhow.