Brighter holiday ahead

  • Dec. 21, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Six north end families will be having a brighter holiday season, thanks to the Masset Public Health Unit’s Adopt-A-Family drive.The health unit has been raising money and collecting toys to provide Christmas care packages to families that could use some help this Christmas. Public Health Nurse Catherine Birtwhistle and the integrated health team will be providing gift certificates and toys to families in need, the majority of which are single parent families.”We have six families” she said, “we chose families that don’t have much, but no one has requested support.”The unit has received many donations of cash, toys and clothes, including $ 1,000 from the Lions. “It’s nice we can show how generous the community is,” said Ms Birtwhistle. The Adopt-A-Family drive has been advertised since the beginning of December.