It’s hard to believe it’s been six years already! Back in 2012 I sat down with April Rutka (one of the founders of Holiday Helpers) and a handful of CITT professionals to see how we could help Holiday Helpers to improve the logistics operations behind the already successful Holiday Helpers Charity. Over the last 6 years the CITT Toronto Area Council has played an important part in helping to streamline their inventory, warehouse operations and routing. We’ve also played a small part in tripling the number of families Holiday Helpers is able to assist at Christmas.
Last night (Wednesday, December 5th 2018) the CITT Toronto Area Council organized nearly 100 volunteers to wrap gifts for the Holiday Helpers Christmas packages. This was the 6th year that my family was involved in Holiday Helpers, and as always it was a fun way to do something significant for families in need at this time of year.
Holiday Helpers Canada provides a one-time Christmas package to low income families with young children who are trying to improve their situation. Packages include a beautifully decorated artificial Christmas tree, a gift card to a local grocery store for a family Christmas dinner and personalized gifts for each family member from their wish lists that include winter jackets, warm clothes, toys and other household necessities.
To get involved, please check the Holiday Helpers website at http://holidayhelpers.org.