Canadian Tire in Chatham and CKSY Radio held a Hatchimal Toy Auction yesterday morning. The proceeds of the auction go to the Chatham Goodfellows No Child Without a Christmas Campaign. Hatchimals are the hottest Christmas gift this year, and the response by CKSY listeners was overwhelming.
Melissa and Jonathan Abrosimoff of London were highest bidders at $330.00. Melissa Abrosimoff was pleased have the successful bid, but she was equally pleased to make a wonderful donation to Chatham Goodfellows. Melissa’s roots run deep through Chatham Goodfellows. Melissa’s family has been involved with Chatham Goodfellows for 62 years. Her Grandfather, Don Strong was a Charter member of Chatham Goodfellows. Melissa remembers growing up in Chatham and helping Chatham Goodfellows every year. Today her father Rob Strong remains active with Chatham Goodfellows, Rob will be leading a team during the porchlight campaign this coming Monday. Melissa said while the gift will be a great surprise for her daughter, the donation to Chatham Goodfellows was important for her since the Chatham Goodfellows has always been important to her family.
In addition to donating the Hatchimal for the auction, Canadian Tire – Chatham donated a Hatchimal to Chatham Goodfellows to use as a gift in one of the toy boxes that will be given out on December 20.
Pictured L – R Derek Brady Canadian Tire – Chatham, Rose Peseski Chatham Goodfellows, Melissa Abrosimoff, Tim Haskell Chatham Goodfellows, and Chris McLeod CKSY.
- Chatham Goodfellows Key Dates:
- November 7, 2016 Chatham Goodfellows office at the Spirit and Life Centre Wellington Street West Chatham – Monday – Friday 9 am and 3 pm at 354-1146.
- December 2, 2016 last day for applications December 5, 2016 Porchlight at Spirit and Life Centre.
- December 12 to December 15 Toy Packing 6pm to 8pm at 280 Grand Avenue East ( Old Sunnen//Guspro Building).
- December 16 – December 17 Street Sales.
- December 20 Toy Deliveries at 5:30 pm at 280 Grand Avenue East ( Old Sunnen//Guspro Building).
- December 21 Food packing/delivery at Spirit and Life Centre (St. Joseph Auditorium) packing begins at 8 am and deliveries after 12 noon.
Director Chatham Goodfellows