Popular Christmas Checkstop drive returns to Wetaskiwin

Popular Christmas Checkstop drive returns to Wetaskiwin

2019 Wetaskiwin Charity Checkstop Dec. 7

A very popular Yuletide event that raises funds for a very worthy cause is returning to Wetaskiwin on Dec. 7.

The Wetaskiwin and District Victim Services Charity Checkstop will return the first weekend of December stated Petra Pfeiffer, executive director.

“The Wetaskiwin and District Victim Services 10th annual Charity Checkstop will take place on Saturday, December 7th from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. at the east end of the Walmart parking lot in Wetaskiwin,” stated Pfeiffer in a press release.

“We will be accepting cash donations in support of victims of crime as well as food and toys for Secret Santa. In exchange you will be receiving a candy cane as a thank you and recognition for your support.

“Wetaskiwin and District Victim Services provides assistance to victims of crime and tragedy from the time of the incident, throughout the investigation by RCMP and during the court proceedings. Our Victim Services Unit is volunteer driven and our volunteers provide invaluable services to individuals in need through timely and professional services.

“We are very grateful for the compassion and generosity the community has shown for our cause in the past. Cash donations received from the Charity Checkstop stay in Wetaskiwin and area and go towards supporting victims of crime and tragedy.

“Thank you to all that have supported us in the past; we hope to see you once again this year.”

The event usually features emergency services personnel greeting motorists.