Often we forget that the things we do have a direct impact on someone’s life. We pride ourselves on how we contribute to our Hamilton Community; here are a couple exciting follow-ups!
We are now six months into our term and your board members have been busy getting involved and giving back to the Hamilton Community!
Mix and Mingle Event
Our first event was shared with you, our members and associate members getting together for our annual Mix and Mingle. At the mix and mingle your contributions of food were donated to the Good Sheppard and the toys were donated to CityKidz.
Your toy drive is so important to us. So many of our kids live in circumstances where monthly bills and limited resources leave little extra for gifts, for fulfilling wishes or answering dreams. Your generosity lets our children know, at a time of the year when they need it most, that they are not forgotten, that someone cares and they are special. With such and incredible variety of toys collected, our route captains can read each child’s wish list and find that special gift. We are grateful for your support and willingness to partner with us this holiday season. Because of you, we can bring smiles and wonderful memories to so many children in Hamilton. Together, we are planting seeds of hope and giving them the Gift of Christmas.
Crime Stoppers Event at Flamborough Downs
The next event was attended by myself and Kathy Clayborne. We enjoyed a dinner with Crime Stoppers held at Flamborough Downs. Crime Stoppers of Hamilton would not exist without the continuing support of sponsors – businesses and individuals who value our mission and who contribute funds on a continuing basis. They are not funded by any government organization or law enforcement service. All of their money comes from donations from businesses, local organizations, and individuals.
Crime Stoppers works because of their partnerships with the community, the media, and the police. When crimes are committed, tipsters call the Tip Line or Web Tips to report; the media reports the crimes and requests help from the community; the Police investigate and the community provides the funds to offer rewards to anonymous tipsters and to pay for the program. Everyone wins when our community is a safe place in which to live, work and play.
These are two of the many events that we organize or attend on your behalf. Making the community a better place and having a direct impact on someone’s life.
This article was written by IBAH Board Vice President, Lynn Uildersma, R.I.B. (Ont).
Lynn Uildersma, R.I.B. (Ont)
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