Catherine Dickinson of Minacs was in-charge of the mitten tree at Minacs. Each Minacs staff member was challenged to place a pair of mittens on the mitten tree, the mittens were recently donated to Chatham Goodfellows.
Goodfellows follow a simple code
It’s helping the chap who’s bearing a load.
It’s bringing a smile to a youngster’s face, Restoring his trust in the human race.
It’s sharing the warmth of year-end joys,
With thousands of worthy girls and boys.
It’s helping the young and old to know
That someone cares when ill winds blow.
It’s smoothing the way when the road is rough. It’s understanding a neighbour’s plight,
And caring enough to do what’s right.
It’s living again the ancient law
When the Good Samaritan came and saw,
And did not pass on the other side
But offered his hand, a friend to guide.
This, in the Goodfellows’ Code is writ:
The best of life and the worth of it
Is not, how much can I get for me
But what I have done to be neighbourly.
We thank you for your commitment to Chatham Goodfellows No Child Without a Christmas, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, we must limit our volunteers this year. We hope that you will continue to support us in other ways. And we hope to be back next year needing your help!
Donation drop-off days 2021 – more info coming soon!
Existing clients signup date – November 1, 2021 at chathamgoodfellows.ca
New clients signup date – November 8, 2021 register for a basket by calling (519-354-1146)
Donation dates and methods – see the Donate page for the many ways you can help!