Charity checkstop benefits Victim Services, Secret Santa

Charity checkstop checks into Wetaskiwin

This is one checkstop you will want to check out.

The Wetaskiwin Victim Services Charity Checkstop is set to take place at the east end of the Walmart parking lot in Wetaskiwin on Nov. 25.

“We’re going to be collecting cash and we’ll be collecting toys and food,” said Petra Pfeiffer, executive director with Wetaskiwin and District Victim Services.

All the items donated, whether it be cash, food, or toys will be kept local to benefit those in the community, says Pfeiffer. Funds will be given to the Wetaskiwin and District Victim Services Unit; toys and food will be donated to the FCSS Secret Santa Campaign.

“We’ve had great response from the community. It’s one of our biggest fundraising events in the year,” said Pfeiffer.

“The community’s been very generous with us,” she added.

Pfeiffer says toys donated can be geared to children of all ages, and any food should be able to go in a Christmas hamper, with no perishable items.

The checkstop will run from approximately 12 to 3 p.m., depending on the weather.

“We’re going to have Santa there again as well,” said Pfeiffer.

“I’m looking forward to having it again this year. It’s going to be a lot of fun,” she added.

For those not able to attend the charity checkstop but are still looking to contribute, cash donations can be made to the Wetaskiwin and District Victim Services Unit at the Wetaskiwin RCMP detachment — 5005 48th Avenue — and food and toy donations can be made at the Wetaskiwin Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) office at City Hall.

amelia.naismith@pipestoneflyer.ca

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