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Annual Give & Go event another rousing success

NDN Annual Give & Go event another rousing success

Nanaimo Daily News
Friday, December 11, 2015

The 13th Annual Give & Go event was a rousing success.

Vehicles from individuals and businesses streamed through the Daily News parking lot Wednesday in Nanaimo, dropping off enough donations to fill a Salvation Army truck and another van.

Event organizer Cathy Webster says she co-ordinates the event to fill a need in the community.

“At this time of the year if you’re not able to provide for your family it can be extremely stressful and I believe this event does alleviate this for some families in our community,” she said. “The event runs on a zero budget and only made possible because of the businesses generosity, without them there would be no Give & Go.”

Dawne Anderson of the Salvation Army said more than 6,000 pounds of food was donated, valued at $14,600, as well as $2,300 in cash donations.

“The generosity of all the donors this year is huge for (Hamperville). There are over 2,000 hampers, this will go a long way to help fill those bags,” Anderson said.

Some of the major donors to this year’s Give & Go included Canadian Tire with $2,000 worth of food, St. Jean’s Cannery & Smokehouse with a pallet of canned goods and Steve Marshall Ford with their annual assistance and generosity.

V3 Media provided the Christmas music for the event.

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