Oxbow emergency support fund is working together with the community to help out families in need who have children with the children's gift outreach fundraiser.
Georgia Britt is running the operation.
“I know what it is like to have nothing, when I was a teenager and was old enough to take the bus in Regina, I would go help out Santa’s Anonymous, I would always sneak in extra gifts for those children,” Britt said.
With COVID-19 still plaguing communities this upcoming holiday season, Britt expects more families than usual who may need help during this difficult time. The people running this fundraiser are reaching out to the communities and churches to collect money to go shopping for the children of the families who call in asking for help.
“Last year we had 16 children, we expect more this year because of COVID,” Britt says.
The group gathers pyjamas, clothing and toys for each child on the list so none of them have to go without this holiday season. They have boxes in businesses in surrounding communities where people can donate cash or they can contact Britt herself if they so choose and make a donation via e-transfer as well.
“Every donation counts no matter if it is big or small,” Britt says.
All donations need to be in by December 5th so if you would like to help out this great cause you can contact Britt at 306-421-4039.