During the holiday season, members of SEIU-West have come together with a goal of growing their community’s generosity and good heartedness.
Members on the SEIU-West executive board made a decision to purchase, prepare and serve a turkey dinner with all the fixings at Ronald McDonald House in Saskatoon. The Ronald McDonald House is known for providing accommodation for families of sick children who must stay in the hospital. There were ten SEIU-West volunteers who worked to ensure the families have a wonderful supper in their ‘home away from home’.
The Young Workers Committee has made a number of generous donations to organizations in need. They sent socks and underwear along with Tim Horton’s gift cards to The Lighthouse Supported Living, a non-profit organization that assists with emergency shelter. In order to support refugees upon their arrival, the young workers have donated several gift cards to the Open Door Society in Saskatoon and Regina. Also, they are sending the Moose Jaw Transition House, an organization that works toward ending the cycle of abuse and violence, a supply of diapers, wipes and baby clothing
SEIU-West members from Moose Jaw Home Care also made a decision at one of their Unit meetings to gather donations for the local Food Bank. In three short weeks, the group was able to collect 78 pounds of food for the Moose Jaw Food Bank.
At each SEIU-West office in Swift Current, Moose Jaw, and Saskatoon, toy and food drives are being held throughout December; these donations will contribute to Denny Carr’s Secret Santa Foundation, an organization that provides food and toys for over 700 families in Saskatchewan.
We hope these acts of kindness will encourage others to do the same. Enjoy the season of giving!