Stocking Project launch event on December 1

(press release)

Many families in the Kanata, Carp and Stittsville area struggle financially to get through the holiday season – too proud to ask for help. They are our families, neighbours, friends, and colleagues.

Community members with a passion for giving have joined together to mount a volunteer campaign to collect enough stocking stuffers to surprise more than 1,000 people with gifts and a little helping hand this holiday season.

The launch event on Thursday, December 1st encourages local businesses, politicians, community leaders and anyone who can help reach this year’s ambitious goal to find out more about the project.

What: 3rd Annual Stocking Project Kanata, Carp and Stittsville Launch Event
When: Thursday, December 1st, 2016 from 5 pm to 8 pm
*Photo Opportunity with Elves, local politicians and business people at 5:30 pm
Where: The Stocking Project’s Elves Workshop Hazeldean Mall (Kanata) 300 Eagleson Road, Kanata (across from The Source)
Who: Local politicians, supporting community business partners, volunteers and Stocking Project organizers (also known as the Elves)

About the Stocking Project for Kanata, Carp & Stittsville
The 3rd Annual Kanata, Carp and Stittsville Stocking Project aims to help people who would normally not ask for help during the holiday season and would not generally attempt to solicit help.

Organized by community and business leaders known as The Elves, the Stocking Project depends on the community to donate stocking stuffer items or — equally important — refer a recipient who could use a little “elf help” this holiday season. The Project is hoping to double the amount of stockings distributed last year by delivering over 1,000 stockings to recipients this year.
The process is simple:
Community members can drop off stocking stuffer gifts at the Elves Workshop in the Hazeldean Mall until December 20, 2016.

Referrals of deserving stocking recipients are also being accepted until December 18, 2016.

From December 20th to December 23rd, community elves will hit the streets to anonymously deliver stockings.

The Stocking Project will serve Kanata, Carp and Stittsville for the 2016 holiday season.


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