The Christmas Angel project, sponsored by the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club, celebrated an outstanding and spectacular year, giving away a record number of gifts to children in need. The public’s generosity was truly noteworthy A record 299 Angels were claimed this year.
Many thanks must be offered to retailers who help distribute the angels to the public:
• In Knowlton: Home Hardware (Barnes), Dépanneur Rouge, La Touche Finale, and Le Panier Champetre
• In Cowansville: Nettoyeur Houle and Tigre Géant
• In Sutton: Pharmacie Brunet
Many thanks muis also extended to the Yamaska Literary Council for their generous donation of books given to each child and to Dépanneur Rouge, specifically Jean-Francois Mallette, who donated work space free of charge. This space allowed us to respect all public safety regulations while we prepared the Angels and sorted and tagged all the gifts.
And to our local media and CBC Radio who promoted our project and helped us succeed and to all who purchased gifts and supported the 2021 Christmas Angels.
Our best of the season to you all.
Submitted by Suzan Smith
Yamaska Valley Optimist Club