To the Editor,
It was a very wonderful day at our 16th annual Operation Warm Hearts sale earlier this month. The community donated 580 coats to the sale and we raised $660 for the Loaves & Fishes Food Bank. We have sold 181 coats back to the community, and the rest were donated to various shelters in the surrounding communities in Durham and York Region.
I would like to thank Niko Pupella, who has been at my side for 16 years and has worked extremely hard helping me make all the arrangements for picking up and delivering the coats. I would also like to thank Mary McIlroy for helping me. And, a special thank you goes to Cathy Christoff with the Roxy Kids in Action and all of their hard work before, during and after the coat sale. Also, a big thanks goes to Uxbridge Public School for hosting our event again, and the Rotary Club of Uxbridge for donating 14 coat racks to help make it so successful. A huge thank you goes to Jason from Wash Worx Laundromat for all the cleaning of the donated coats.
Most importantly, thank you to the community for all of your support over the years to help keep Operation Warm Hearts going year-after-year and helping to keep people warm.
Next year’s sale will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016.
Operation Warm Hearts Coordinator
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