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Norfolk OPP helping children and families at Christmas


The Norfolk detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police in Simcoe, have a long history of helping the community through their roles as police officers and through charity and goodwill.

As in the past, Norfolk OPP once again put smiles on the faces of children this Christmas by purchasing dozens of toys and delivering them to The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk.

Constable Teresa Ollen-Bittle reported that helping children is particularly important to the OPP, “We have been supporting children in care of the Society for several years now through Christmas gift donations by individual officers as well as donations from associated friends and family members.”

The Society would like to acknowledge the efforts and commitments of our police officers to our communities and our children. We would further wish to extend our thanks to the individual officers and their families who donated gifts in the form of new toys, clothing or gift cards for food to children and families in need this Christmas.

The little bank with a big heart


With money raised through staff dress down days, First Ontario Credit Union in Simcoe recently donated toys, gift cards for food and clothing to The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk.

The donations are the result of a CAS family sponsorship program that staff at First Ontario has been supporting for “five years now,” advised Brenda Bruley from the Credit Union.

The Simcoe branch of the First Ontario Credit Union has also been supporting the caring Cupboard through a local food drive which runs into the beginning of January 2010. While gifts such as toys are wonderful for children at Christmas, many parents struggle to feed their children and themselves. Please visit the branch, located at 107 Queensway East in Simcoe to donate food to families in need.

The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk wish to express our gratitude to First Ontario Credit Union for their ongoing support of children and families in our communities.

Thank you St. Peter’s Lutheran for 9 years of support


Pictured above from left to right: Betty Brady and Karen Campbell


The Children’s Aid Society is very thankful for the support of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Simcoe who purchased 50 gifts for our Child and Youth Christmas party. The event was held on November 29th at the Cayuga Kinsmen Hall.

“This year was our 9th year,” reported Betty Brady of St. Peter’s Lutheran. The Church is among several organizations who have supported the Child and Youth Christmas Party for several years.  Other important partners who have provided ongoing support include, the Lynn Valley Lions and Laidlaw Carriers.

Thanks to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church for the ongoing support as a partner in the community who nurtures the lives and dreams of children.

Community Minded Brokers Minding the Community


The Society would like to thank McKiee & Farrar, Gair and Tri-County Insurance for contributing $1,000.00 to the Fresh Air Fund which helps children and youth in the community attend camp and participate in recreational activities.

Motivated by their own slogan, “community-minded brokers minding the community,” McKiee & Farrar, Gair & Tri-County Insurance started a new and unique program in January, 2009. The company decided to allocate a portion of their budget to help community groups by donating $1,000.00 to a different recipient once a month from January 2009 to January, 2010. The Fresh Air Fund was selected as the November recipient.

The Simcoe Chamber of Commerce also recognized the valuable contributions of the Insurers by bestowing them with the 2009 Outstanding Community Service Award on November 4, 2009.

Thank you McKiee & Farrar, Gair and Tri-County Insurance, for joining a community that nurtures the lives and dreams of children.

If you would like to make a donation to the Fresh Air Fund please call 519-587-5437 or 1-888-227-5437.

Resource Centre Annual Christmas Dinner


For all those in need this holiday season, you have been invited to the

Resource Centre Annual Christmas Dinner

Wednesday, December 3, 2009

at the Simcoe Recreation Centre

Doors open at 12 pm and lunch is served at 1 pm

Please RSVP the Resource Centre at 519-428-9580 or 1-888-477-3717

You may also contact the Resource Centre if you require assistance with transportation. The meal is a full Christmas dinner provided free of charge.

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