Making Christmas a Little Merrier for 800 Children in Need

Hundreds of childrens’ wishes will come true this Christmas thanks to Dilico Anishinabek Family Care‘s annual Christmas Wish campaign. Today, the organization announced that 800 bags were filled for babies, children, and youth in the district of Thunder Bay—the most amount the organization has filled to date.“Dilico is absolutely thrilled with the outcome of this year’s Christmas Wish campaign. It was the most successful year we’ve had. Meegwetch to everyone that filled a bag or contributed to the initiative. Dilico is overwhelmed with the support and thankful to be able to make so many
children’s Christmas wishes come true this holiday season,” says Darcia Borg, executive director of Dilico Anishinabek Family Care.

Over the past month, community members, businesses, and organizations signed up for a Christmas wish bag, committing to fill the bag for a child in need. The Dilico Christmas Wish Bag campaign, is unique in the fact that each bag comes with an individualized tag that lists whether the bag is for a boy or girl, their age, interests and likes. “Dilico elves have been hard at work sorting through all of the 800 bags this past week, and all we can say is wow! So many wonderful gifts for children; from warm clothes to books to sleds, hockey sticks, and huge stuffed animals, thank you to all that participated. You are ensuring a child wakes up on Christmas day with a smile to special gift that will bring so much happiness to their lives,” continues Borg.

Special thanks go out to Dilico’s volunteers and to the major contributors of this year’s campaign:
• Grid Link- Bag Sponsor
• Ontario Power Generation- Donor
• Nishnawbe Aski Nation- Donor
• Pete’s Backhoe Service- Donor
• Intercity Shopping Centre- Community Partner
• St.Patrick High School- Community Partner
• Bargain Shop- Community Partner
• Unifor- Supporter
• Thunder Bay Police Association- Supporter
• Milk & Water Baking Co.- Supporter