Christmas may be over but the spirit of giving continues for the Living Hope Church Food Basket/Bank.
Jeff Carver, owner of the Wismer House, Lorne Lazenby of 7 Acres and Andrew Woodly of the Outlaw Brewery, presented gift cards to Living Hope located in Maple Square Mall.
The gift cards totalling $2,800 were the result of a fundraising effort at a WOAA Winterhawks Sr. Men’s Hockey Game in Port Elgin on December 23rd.
The Wismer House, 7 Acres and the Outlaw Brewery had decided to raise funds for local needy families by hosting the fundraiser that featured a special draw of prizes, including Leaf hockey tickets, an overnight stay at the luxurious One King West in Toronto and a beverage package from The Wismer House and the Outlaw Brewery.
“The community was very supportive as it always is,” says Jeff Carver. We wanted to give gift cards to Living Hope so that families will get what is actually need, whether it’s diapers or food.”
Carver and Lorne Lazenby both agree that they plan to make the fundraiser an annual event.
Trish Verburg who accepted the gift cards also wants to remind everyone that Pastor Bob Cote is retiring. “The community dinner on January 29th, will be everyone’s chance to say a goodbye to Pastor Bob. We hope everyone will come out.”