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Proceeds from Families for Change project to benefit humane society

If you’re rushed this Christmas and can’t find the time to wrap those gifts, then Moose Jaw Families for Change has the solution for you that also benefits a community organization.
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Mariah Horsnall and Melyssa Bunce help wrap Christmas gifts at South Hill Fine Foods on Dec. 3, as part of Moose Jaw Families for Change's Christmas for a Cause fundraiser. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

If you’re rushed this Christmas and can’t find the time to wrap those gifts, then Moose Jaw Families for Change has the solution for you that also benefits a community organization.

The second annual Christmas for a Cause kicks off on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at South Hill Fine Foods. Volunteers with Families for Change will wrap items at the grocery store while taking donations for the Moose Jaw Humane Society.

Volunteers will also wrap gifts at Safeway on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; at the Co-op grocery store on Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and on Saturdays on Dec. 7, 14 and 21 at the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Moose Jaw Families for Change (MJFFC) is working with Heritage Insurance on this initiative and worked with them last year as well, explained MJFFC spokeswoman Katie Statler. More than $1,100 was raised in 2018 for Flirting with Fido, a non-profit and foster-based organization in Victoria, British Columbia that rescues and re-homes dogs.

MJFFC decided to stick with the theme of animals and chose the humane society as the recipient for its Christmas for a Cause initiative this year.

“We were trying to think about the holidays and Christmas and what are some of the stressors people face at Christmas,” Statler said. “The big thing is, some people either don’t have the time to wrap their gifts or it’s also an added cost to go and buy all the added accessories.

“So we have all of those accessories, so (it’s about) convenience and to help decrease the stress at the holiday time. And to make people feel good that they brought their gifts in to help a local charity.”

For more information, call 306-693-2271.




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