This year, some 4,000 families were assisted for the holidays.
By the end of the distribution, some 12,000 people have received assistance from Sun Youth, with food for the Holiday period. Out of these, 500 people with reduced mobility received a home delivery either from Loyal Express Transport or the Stationnement Montréal agents. Families who were able to come to Sun Youth were treated to surprises such as a draw to win a new bike or a soccer ball and the presence of famous characters like Spiderman, Hulk, Chewbacca, Superman, Wolverine and countless others.
Sun Youth’s Holiday Campaign is not only essential for the success of the Christmas Basket distribution, but also in allowing the organization to be able to support its clientele during the first three months of the year, a crucial and difficult period for low-income families.
The Christmas basket distribution at Sun Youth has been a tradition for 32 years. Sun Youth would like to thank all of its donors and volunteers for their time and effort in making this wonderful campaign possible. Special thanks to La Grande Guignolée des médias and its partners, le Groupe Jean-Coutu, Provigo, Maxi et Maxi et cie as well as Via Capitale, l’Association des producteurs de lait du Québec for their 15,000 liters of milk donation and the Dominion Lending Centers for donating 75 new bicycles through their “Bikes for Kids” campaign. Sun Youth would also like to thank all the volunteers who animated the distribution and thus put smiles on the faces of young and old alike.
Sun Youth volunteers and employees for the Christmas Basket Distribution.
Sun Youth completed its annual distribution of Christmas Baskets, “wrapping up” its activities on December 24th. Through the distribution, some 4,000 families were assisted with close to 4,000 brand new toys gifted to children 12 and under.