Mission Accomplished for Sun Youth! Time to go back to work…
For most people, the Holidays are a time to take a break from their busy lives. Meanwhile, poverty, hunger and social exclusion never take any time off. The Holidays over and through the cold winter months, people are still knocking on Sun Youth’s doors for emergency assistance, that period of the year being especially hard for those in need. Donors are thus invited to continue to be generous in 2018 so that the organization can support its beneficiaries through the first months of the year.
The Christmas Basket distribution at Sun Youth ended on December 24th with 5000 families assisted for the Holidays : each received hampers filled with perishable and non perishable food items, hygiene products and a few Holiday surprises. Furthermore some 5000 brand new toys found their way into the hands of children 12 years and under. To see pictures of what this operation was all about, have a look at the Christmas album, on the organization’s Facebook page. If you too have contributed in 2017, do not hesitate to share your stories and pictures on Sun Youth’s social media pages! Once again thisMontreal helping charity past Holiday season, Sun Youth was able to count on the support of countless donors and volunteers. These included the McGill University Athletics students, Manuvie employees, Service de police de l’agglomération de Longueuil, the Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal employees and retirees of Radio-Canada, Postmedia employees, the Service de police de la ville de Montréal, the Sûreté du Québec, Sun Youth Hornets athletes and coaches, Stationnement Montréal employees, l’Office Municipal d’habitation de Montréal, Enterprise, Transport Loyal Express, the Marcelle & Jean Coutu Foundation and politicians from all three levels of government. Sun Youth would also like to thank the 600+ companies that organized food drives for the organization’s Holiday campaign.
Sun Youth takes this opportunity to wish everyone a happy New Year and thanks all donors, volunteers and other contributers for making its mission possible. The organization is built on your generosity and its foundations are more solid than ever because you believe in Sun Youth!
Feature image: Volunteers and staff like Sanders Armand were instrumental in making Sun Youth’s Holiday campaign a success. Photo: Sam Azer.