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Christmas Hampers


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Blog by Bettina Reid | December 20th, 2009


I again want to stress the importance of giving this Holiday season.

My husband and I delivered the 2 hampers this weekend and are very humbled by it. The 1st was delivered to a family of 4 living in a 1 bedroom basement apartment. The father was so modest the only thing they asked for were groceries for a Christmas dinner and Lego for their boys. So, when we arrived and asked for his help to unload our very full trunk...he was at a loss for words when we explained it was all for them. It took everything for me not to cry, especially seeing the tears in his eyes. The 2nd family was just as heart wrenching. A single Mom taking care of her very ill mother and 3 year old daughter. She hadn't even had a chance to decorate her home for Christmas. When the boxes and bags of gifts and groceries kept coming she did not know what to do. 

I am so proud of my co-workers at Homelife Benchmark Realty Cloverdale and my family this Christmas for coming through with flying colours for both of these families.

You do not have to give $$$ or gifts to feel the spirit of Christmas. There are many ways to give: your time, your heart and even just your kindness with a smile will go a long way. Give the spirit of Christmas this holiday season and feel the joy in giving!!!