20. December 2012

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality

from Stefanie Witt

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” -Washington Irving

That is why Schoeck Canada Inc. and its employees decided to donate their time to a local charity called “Adopt a Family”. This program helps local families in need enjoy the holiday season knowing their community believes in the spirit of giving. Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region is the organizer of this amazing charity.

Schoeck Canada Inc. decided to adopt 2 families. Lena Helmts was so kind to take over the shopping for Family 1 and Christian Witt and myself had fun playing Santa for Family 2. Each family has 4 or 5 kids and the shopping carts filled up very quickly. After a fun filled shopping day the entire ComBAR® Team came together to transform the office board room into Santa’s Workshop.

Wrapping paper, bows, tape and ribbon everywhere.

And a cheerful team that proofed that giving is the true spirit of Christmas. The team also decided to donate money out of their own pockets for Food Vouchers. We collected $500 for each family!! That was just amazing.

A team working together for a great cause

Ladies at work


Men at work

I dropped of the gifts together with my daughter at the Family and Children’s Services last Thursday and it was great to see how many people decided to donate for families in need. It is great to know that we live in a healthy community where people care about each other. This is not a matter of course in these days.

Enjoying a short pizza break.
Enjoying a short pizza break.

I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and time with your loved ones. May your hearts be filled with Joy and Hope.



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