Written by Severn News
Santa's Helpers Hoping to Help Washago
Get used to seeing this logo around town. There is a new group in the Village of Washago that is trying to make a Christmas difference.
They are a group of local residents who want to make sure Santa has a gift under the tree for every boy and girl on their Santa’s Helper List. Santa’s Helpers will be having fundraising events to purchase age-appropriate gifts for under the Christmas trees in town.
Watch for Santa’s Helpers donation jars at local retailers and give as generously as you can to help create smiles for all children in this community.
On Friday, Oct. 18 at noon, CiaoChowCiao will have a BBQ in front of Canoe Fresh Food Market to help raise money for the cause. Join them for back bacon on a bun and sausages on a bun.
On Friday, Nov. 29, there will also be a Chili Euchre night at the Washago Community Centre to raise money. Tickets are $25 per person and includes a delicious chili dinner, a night of euchre, cash prizes and 50/50 draw. They are available at CiaoChowCiao and Simply Special Originals or by calling 705-514-1190 to book tables. Reserve your table by Nov. 27 as this will sell out fast.
Participants are also asked to bring an unwrapped toy.
This needs to be a community effort. Residents can help by attending fundraising events and supporting however they can.
New toys, mitts, hats and scarves – or other new items that are appropriate – are also needed to include in the gift boxes for the children of our area.
Contact Karen or Gary at 705-514-1190 if you would like to make a donation.