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Thank you Community Living Haldimand

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Community Living Haldimand, located in Cayuga provides individualized support to those with mental health issues and teaches them life skills, budgeting and social skills. Through support and advocacy, they are responsible for assuring that individuals with intellectual disabilities are treated with dignity and respect.

They have also extended their altruism by offering support to families in the community. Heather Putt from Community Living contacted the Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk seeking a family in need to sponsor at Christmas.

Once a family and their needs were identified, the response from Community Living and its staff was nothing short of spectacular and heart warming.

Ms. Putt reported that she was overwhelmed with the response of staff, “It has been remarkable. We have collected about three pick up truck loads worth of clothes, toys, food, beds and bedding.”

The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk wishes to express our thanks to Community Living for the remarkable work they do and the generosity they have displayed.


Caledonia Brothers Demonstrate the Gift of Giving

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“We felt that older teens were often neglected at Christmas”

With the help of their parents, Jake (11) and Andrew (5) Poirier wanted to make a difference in their community. The two brothers presented The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk with a package of gift cards to be given to teens in care of the Society during the Child and Youth Christmas Party on November 29, 2009.

The brothers were able to purchase gift cards with savings from their allowances and support from their parents.

“We felt that older teens were often neglected at Christmas but are the ones that need the most help. It was a decision made by the entire family,” the children’s mother reported.

The Poirier family, who reside in Caledonia, have a history of helping others in the community through their support of local food drives and the Living Rock outreach programs.

The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk wish to extend our gratitude and thanks to the Poirier family for helping children and youth at Christmas. If you wish to help children and youth in care of the Society, please call 1-888-227-5437 or (519) 587-5437, locally.


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