Thank You Sponsors Of Our Christmas Dinner!
It is important to us at Turning Leaf Community Support Services to share the holidays with our participants. Every year during the holidays, we provide them with a traditional family Christmas dinner and share in the joy of the season with them. For many of our participants, Turning Leaf is the only family they have, so they really look forward to our participant events.
This year, we celebrated on December 14, hosting a Christmas dinner for 260 people living with intellectual challenges and mental illness. At this dinner, we also handed out hampers, took photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and enjoyed fabulous live music!
We asked some of our participants to share their Christmas wishes with us, and some agreed to take a photo so they could share them with you. The photos are in the video above and in the photo gallery below. Enjoy!
We are very grateful to the sponsors, donors, and volunteers who enabled us to host a wonderful traditional Christmas dinner event! Our staff was very busy collecting gifts-in-kind such as turkeys and other traditional holiday food, as well as sweets, gifts, and especially money.
We are always in need of donations to fund our various programs as well as gifts-in-kind such as clothing, household items, hygiene items, and warm outerwear. We are grateful for any donation, and we invest 100% of donations directly into improving our programs and services.
A Big Thank You To Our Christmas Dinner Sponsors:
Leila Pharmacy, Lowey Insurance Agency Inc, Clear Concepts, No Frills-Goulet, Sobey’s-St.Anne’s, Tasse’s Balkan Foods, Price Chopper Winnipeg, CLWR – Canadian Lutheran World Relief, MFRC- Childcare Centre, Access Storage, and Mr. Electric Winnipeg
A Big Thank You To All Who Donated Cash & Food Items!
We won’t share their names because some people prefer to remain anonymous, but you know who you are, and we are very grateful for your support! We hope that we bring a smile to your face when you see the smiles you brought to all of our participant’s faces!
A Big Thank You To ‘Santa and Mrs. Claus!
You were a highlight of the day for all of our participants and we appreciate you for patiently sitting through photos with all who wanted their photos taken! You made everyone smile!
A Big Thank You To The Amazing Jazz Musicians!
Jonathan Alexiuk & Robert vanden Broek, thank you for sharing your talents at our event. Everyone loved the music! You were a perfect addition to our Christmas celebration!
A Big Thank You To Our Wonderful Volunteers!
Rhonda, Susan & Jeff, John, Dianne and Chuck, Mike, Ivy, Darryl, Kelsey, Andrea, Ken, Roberta, and Bruce. Thank you for generously donating your time to work alongside our staff to make the Christmas dinner a success. We appreciate you and we hope to see you at our next event!
A Big Thank You To All Staff Who Volunteered!
Many of our staff spent hours preparing food, baking, shopping, and helping to plan everything for the event. The Turning Leaf staff truly care about the people we serve, and they constantly show their compassion through their actions. We have a true ‘family feel’ at Turning Leaf because of the caring staff members who go above and beyond for our participants, for each other, and for Turning Leaf.
A Big Shout Out To Our Director of Community Relations, Leanne Peters!
Leanne works tirelessly making connections in the community and gathering donations of gifts-in-kind – and she does it all with a great big smile on her face! She is a very generous and compassionate lady who is an enormous benefit to all of us at Turning Leaf! Thank you Leanne, we cherish you.
We Are In Need Of Donations Year-round!
To make a monetary donation to Turning Leaf click here
To make a gift-in-kind donation, contact our Director of Community Relations, Leanne Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org
Together we can do so much to help those living with mental illness and intellectual challenges.