Strathcom Gives Back – Bissell Centre Visit

When asked “What does Christmas mean to you?” many people will likely answer “family gatherings, gifts, good food, and more good food, etc.” Unfortunately, for many people, their reality is very different during the holidays.

Many families simply cannot afford to do these things we take for granted. As an employee at Strathcom Media, I was invited to join my colleagues as a volunteer at the Bissell Centre for one of their special Christmas projects, which gave us the opportunity to gift-wrap and distribute donated gifts to parents who cannot afford to buy gifts for their children this year.

Strathcom Team members wrapping gifts
Strathcom Team members wrapping gifts
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The Bissell Centre provides toys & goods for less fortunate families in the Edmonton area

Our various commitments often make it difficult to find the time to give back to our community, so I was very thankful to be given the opportunity to participate in such a meaningful experience at the Bissell Centre.

The experience was very rewarding and it is my hope that the donated gifts, our time and our interactions with Bissell Centre clients will have a real and valuable positive impact on the families benefiting from this initiative. Witnessing the gratitude of the parents, I think I can speak for the whole team of volunteers at Strathcom and say we appreciate the opportunity to get involved with your organization and be reminded of the true meaning of the season.

 

Christmas Elves Alecia & Justin hard at work
Christmas Elves Alecia & Justin hard at work
Strathcom Team members from left: Angelina Cho, Brian Livingstone, Erin Takhar,  Justin Nolette, Sarah Brodie, Rafael Valdez, Alecia Langlois, Cole Smith, Sinead Errity, Carrie Oliva & Ayla Gagnon
Strathcom Team members from left: Angelina Cho, Brian Livingstone, Erin Takhar, Justin Nolette, Sarah Brodie, Rafael Valdez, Alecia Langlois, Cole Smith, Sinead Errity, Carrie Oliva & Ayla Gagnon

Thank you to the Bissell Centre for having us!

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