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Santa Project: Sobeys spreads Christmas cheer

December 23, 2019
Santa Project: Sobeys spreads Christmas cheer

Every year, the Santa Project brings Christmas cheer to children, youth and families at Wood’s Homes. This project, similar to adopt-a-family, supports over 100 families each year. These families are all involved in one of our 40+ programs. Dozens of generous community members provide donations such as grocery store gift certificates, warm winter clothing, and toys for children. Through the Santa Project, Wood’s Homes and our wonderful donors are able to make the holiday season a little brighter for these families.

One of the Santa Project’s long-standing and most generous supporters is the team at Sobeys. This year, they sponsored 18 families made up of over 70 individuals. We couldn’t do it without them! - Click here for a look back at Sobeys' generosity.

Sobeys asked their employees why they chose to get involved and here’s what they said:

“We work for an amazing company that does so much for communities and people across Canada and when we have the ability to help we don’t shy away from that.“

“We are so pleased to be able to help those that just need and make their holiday season a little brighter.”

“It helped our team get into the holiday spirit to be able to share with others and spread acts of kindness.”

“We used this as a great team-building opportunity as it allowed us to engage with our colleagues and work together to lend a helping hand!”

“The holiday season can be hectic and demanding but this was a great reminder for all of us to be kind.”

“Sharing and giving of one’s time and blessings enriches us all and is a huge part of our corporate culture.”

“Christmas is a tough time of year for many people. Our hope is that this small gesture can bring happiness and joy to families who needs it the most and for them to experience a bit of holiday magic!”

Thank you to all of our donors and supporters. Because of you, the holidays are a little bit brighter for the children, youth and families at Wood’s Homes.