So many ways to give

The season of giving is upon us, and the spirit of generosity is more important than ever. COVID has caused job loss and hardship to many in our community, and charities and other organizations have worked hard to create a variety of opportunities to give back this holiday season.

The Salvation Army will be holding a toy drive this Saturday, November 28, in lieu of the Burst-a-Bus campaign. The Bargain Shop is holding a toy drive at its shop as well, which will continue until December 5. The Fort Frances Lakers hockey team and the United Native Friendship Centre are teaming up on December 4 for a toy drive at the Circle of Life Centre. The Stuff a Cruiser food drive will be held December 5 at a variety of locations throughout the District.

If you prefer to give more directly to someone in need, both the Salvation Army and UNFC have adopt-a-family programs, while Rainycrest has set up a Giving Tree, where people can shop for the modest wishes of elderly residents, and Adopt an Angel trees are up throughout town, to match gift givers with low income or foster children, who may not get a gift otherwise.

The Rainy River District has always been known for its generosity. Let’s see how amazing we can make this holiday season for those in need.