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Since 1995, LIFE*SPIN’s Christmas Sponsorship Program has provided additional support for low-income families in our community. This program is critical for young children impacted by the loss of income, which leaves parents struggling to provide even the most basic needs of shelter and food. Donations from our community help to alleviate the pain and desperation experienced by those continuing to live in poverty, and the newly poor, resulting from a downturn in the economy and an aging work-force.
LIFE*SPIN matches low-income families with those wishing to help a disadvantaged family celebrate Christmas.
Volunteers accept Christmas “wish lists” from the recipient family, and then coordinate a match with a suitable sponsor. Sponsors provides a gift for each child in the family. Gifts are limited to roughly $35-$40. Some sponsors provide a grocery store gift card for the family to shop together for the Christmas meal or a small gift for the parents (optional).
This past Christmas, 12 neighbours in our Oxford Park community exemplified the giving spirit of the holidays by sponsoring a LIFE*SPIN family together. The annual program starts on November 1, 2019. Our organizer, Jennifer, would like to start collecting gift donations at this time, and make this a neighbourhood-wide initiative again. Are you interested in participating? Please mark this date on your calendar!
LIFE*SPIN is one of the longest established and most respected Community Economic Development (CED) organizations servicing low-income citizens in Ontario. It is a grassroots organization that has led programming in London for over 25 years. For more information about LIFE*SPIN, click here for their website.
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