Gifts needed to help less fortunate Westman children

BRANDON: Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba is asking the public to help Westman children in need during the 2017 holiday season.

“Many children will be without a gift at all this year unless we can all open our hearts and wallets to help,” said Susan Cable, Community Education Coordinator.
“We know that in the past the Brandon and Westman communities have been very generous in donating gifts for us to give to these kids.

“Our hope is that we can count on the public again to come through for us.”

CFS Western is very grateful to Brandon and Westman shoppers for their many years of past support. This year, new unwrapped gifts for boys and girls aged newborn to 17 can be dropped off for the Gift Tree at the front reception desks at:

  • 800 McTavish Avenue, Brandon, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Elspeth Reid Family Resource Centre, 255 -9th Street, Brandon, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

Both locations will accept gift donations until 4:30 pm, Friday, December 15.

“This is a chance for people to really show their spirit of giving for a child who may otherwise not receive a Christmas gift at all this year,” said Cable, “and to help others and bring families in need priceless smiles and laughter.

“What a wonderful way to truly show the real magic of the season to children less fortunate!”