We are so lucky that there are many people who like to donate goods for us to ship!
Yes, it is a lot of work, but goodness, just look in any distribution album to see the happy faces of the recipients!
Actually, you may notice that some seem rather straight-faced, right? Well, that is due to being entirely overwhelmed and also, culturally-speaking, it is considered rude to smile for such a serious event. It takes some prompting to get most to smile!
When the timing is right (meaning we have the funds, the space, and the time), a collection starts. Countless hours are put into getting things ready before goods can leave Ontario. Then, there is the 2 month voyage, before the distribution can take place. And, yes, it is a busy occasion on the receiving end, also!
- Cell phones and laptops remain the absolute most NEEDED items.
- Always contact Carol first before dropping off anything, please.
- Financial allocations to the shipping fund are always appreciated!
July 2021 Shipment
August 2021 Shipment
October 2021 Shipment
- Distributed - January 21, 2022 (1)
- Distributed - January 21, 2022 (2)
- Distributed - January 21, 2022 (3)
January 17, 2022 Shipment (via air)
May 12, 2022 Shipment (via air)
Via Air, both the collection and distributions
May 16, 2022 Shipment - 26 items
Distributed - July 2022, Album #1
Distributed - July 2022, Album #2
Distributed - July 2022, Album #3
June 28, 2022 Shipment - 11 items
Distributed - September 2, 2022, Album #1
Distributed - September 2, 2022, Album #2
July 26, 2022 Shipment - 9 items and 19 chairs
(Only the chairs have been distributed in 2022--the rest is waiting for Linda's return)
August 24, 2022 - Two loads, 48 items
Collection, Shipped August 24th
Arrived November 16, 2022 and stored
(Being stored until Linda returns)
September 3, 2022 Shipment - 20 items
Collection from Newmarket Soccer Club, Shipped September 3rd
October 21, 2022 Shipment - 29 items
Collection, Shipped October 21, 2022