Community Support Continues!

Chatham Goodfellows continues to work towards their goal of “No Child Without a Christmas”.
Photograph 1 – Toy Donation from employees of MSSC:  Pictured L – R Earl Woudwyk, Unifor Local 127 Plant Chairman, Committeemen Gary Everitt, Bob Cowlan & Roger Laprise present the toys to Chatham Goodfellows President Tim Haskell and Director Rose Peseski.  Each year UNIFOR Local 127 at MSSC organizes a toy drive in which all employees are encouraged to contribute new unwrapped toys for Chatham Goodfellows.  Earl Woudwyk, Plant Chair of UNIFOR Local 127 at MSSC, said that employees have been very generous.  This year was a successful toy drive with three large pallets full of new toys that total well in excess of $4,500.00 were collected.  The toys were turned over to Chatham Goodfellows Tuesday afternoon.
Photograph 2 – L – R Rose Peseski Chatham Goodfellows Director and President Tim Haskell receive a cheque for $1,500.00 from Nicole Papps, Corporate Human Resources Manager at MSSC, Gino Negri, Plant Manager MSSC and Gary Everitt of Unifor 127 MSSC.   Nicole, Gino and Gary said MSSC and Unifor 127 are committed to Chatham Goodfellows and they want to “Ensure No Child Without a Christmas”.
Chatham Goodfellows appreciates the generosity of MSSC and their employees. Our motto is simple:  “No Child Without a Christmas”.  While our Code is much longer, one of the key statements in the Code says it all;  It’s understanding a neighbour’s plight, and caring enough to do what’s right.
Photograph 3 –  Merlin Legion and Chatham Goodfellows have a long partnership of providing for those families in the former Township of Raleigh with food and toys to ensure “No Child Without a Christmas.  In the photograph L-R 2019 Mrs. Goodfellow Linda Haskell, Delores and Mike St Peter coordinators of packing and deliveries from the Merlin Legion, President Tim Haskell and Food Director Bonnie Regnier.
Photograph 4 – In the Photograph Carlos Beaupre, Hannah Bondy, Stef Beaupre and Jen Allely-Goodison drop off just under $1,700.00 in toys to the Chatham Goodfellows Toy barn.  This past year Stef and Jen ran three events to raise money to buy toys for Chatham Goodfellows.  The first event was a Mother’s Day vendor show, a Holiday vendor show and a Ladies pasta night. Money was raised through a silent auction, dinner tickets as well as donations.  Jen and Stef are appreciative of the generous vendors and show attendees.
Photograph 5 – Recently the Sparks and Brownies, the new generation of Goodfellows visited the Goodfellows Toy barn to learn how the donated toys are packed in boxes.
Key Dates:

– Goodfellows office at the Spirit and Life Centre Wellington Street West Chatham is open November 5th; Monday – Friday; 9am to 3pm at 354-1146.

– Toy Packing 6pm to 8pm December 9 to December 12, 2019 at 70 Leeson Drive Chatham (Behind Honda House).

– Delivery date is Tuesday, December 17, after 5:30.

– Street Sales are being conducted on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14.

– Food packing is at Spirit and Life Centre (formerly St. Joseph’s Auditorium), packing/delivery on Wednesday December 18 – packing beginning at 8am – deliveries beginning at 11:30 am.