(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society will mark Family Day with two community events impacting families of our region.
In partnership with Sobeys, Sun Life Financial hopes to provide food for upward to 1,200 families. The 2017 Food For Families On Family Day will benefit families that receive services from the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society.
On February 20, volunteers will gather at Sobeys’ Manning Road location from 10:00am until 1:00pm to fill bags with assorted foods which will be distributed to families by the Children’s Aid Society.
“Food for Families is becoming a Family Day tradition for our employees here on Anchor Drive,” said Paul Lue Pann, the financial centre manager at Sun Life’s Anchor Drive location. “For the third year, we look forward to gathering at Sobey’s to pack bags which will support the families of the Children’s Aid Society. We are humbled and grateful to be able to give back to our community in this way. The public is invited to help us fill the bags or just watch the assembly line in action.”
The partners of the new Community Hub 33 are coming together with Lakepointe Church to present Family Day Fun at the Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex. This free event takes place February 20 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
It offers open skating, gym activities, open swimming, a bouncy castle, refreshments, and a chance to win great prizes. It is a wonderful way for families to share the day together.
“Family Day is very important to all of us at the Children’s Aid Society as a large part of our mandate is the focus on strengthening families,” said Bill Bevan, the CEO at the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society. “Both of these great events help to do that by reinforcing the basic elements that bring families together. This is reflected either by a shared meal, as Sun Life is so graciously providing the food for, or by a day of being together, as reflected in the exciting plans that our Community Hub 33 partners have for Family Day in Leamington. I encourage families to come together and embrace the significance of the day.”