More than $600 raised during annual Christmas sale; proceeds will support residents’ council
The success of Streamway Villa’s annual Christmas bazaar on Saturday, which raised more than $600 for the Cobourg long-term care home’s residents’ council, was the result of strong engagement from families, the community and staff members who came together to support a good cause, says Christina Verleysen.
“We had incredible support from my co-workers, families and the community. Whether it was baking, donations or showing up to purchase some gifts,” says Christina, Streamway Villa’s life enrichment co-ordinator.
The bazaar, which is held each year to support the home’s residents’ council, was held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Despite the inclement weather, many people walked through Streamway Villa’s doors to buy gifts and baked goods.
When proceeds were tallied, $680.65 had been raised. All money will be put toward programming, outings and events to enhance residents’ quality of life, Christina notes.
There were a lot of baked goods sold at the bazaar, and all food that was leftover was donated to the Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre, where Christina also works.
Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre’s is a women’s shelter in Cobourg. The shelter’s website states its mission is “breaking the cycle of family violence by providing immediate shelter, counselling and prevention services throughout Northumberland County.”
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