The Ladies of St. Anne of Immaculée Conception & St. Philippe Parish in Pain Court made their annual presentation to Chatham Goodfellows. “The Ladies of St. Anne of Immaculée Conception & St. Philippe Parish in Pain Court have again initiated a Christmas Toy Drive. A Christmas tree, decorated with pink and blue cut-out paper angels, was placed at the back of our church. We invited our parishioners to pick an angel and purchase a gift for a child of the age written on the angel. We collected 85 gifts to help children in need of Chatham-Kent, with the help of the Goodfellows. Our President, Linda Lachapelle and project co-ordinator, Lucille Lucier thank everyone who participated to make this worthwhile project another success… Merci!”
Over its 63-year history the Chatham Goodfellows have provided Christmas to the less fortunate for citizens in Chatham and the former townships of Chatham, Dover, Harwich and they partner with the Merlin Legion/Kinsmen to provide for those in need in Merlin, Dealtown, North Buxton and the former Township of Raleigh.
Chatham Goodfellows appreciated the overwhelming generosity to “Ensure No Child Without a Christmas”.
Photograph – President, Linda Lachapelle and project co-ordinator, Lucille Lucier present toys to Chatham Goodfellow President, Tim Haskell.
Key Chatham Goodfellows dates:
- Merlin Legion dinner December 2, 2017. The Merlin Legion and Chatham Goodfellows are longtime partners.
- Porchlight is on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Spirit and Life Centre.
- Toy Packing 6pm to 8pm December 11 to December 14, 2017 at our new location 463 St. Clair Street (the former Fabricland building next to Dimitar’s). Delivery date is Monday, December 18, after 5:30.
- Street Sales are being conducted on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16.
- Food packing is at Spirit and Life Centre (St. Joseph Site), packing/delivery on Tuesday December 19 – packing beginning at 8am – deliveries beginning at 12 noon.
Tim Mifflin, Director