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Heather Croft, of the Barrie’s Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie, and Examiner editor Brian Rodnick are encouraging readers to ‘adopt’ residents at the shelter for Christmas. 
MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Heather Croft, of the Barrie’s Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie, and Examiner editor Brian Rodnick are encouraging readers to ‘adopt’ residents at the shelter for Christmas. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Christmas can be a frightening time for families at the shelter and those who have left abusive relationships, trying to move forward with their lives. Imagine having children and knowing that you are not able to provide a gift at Christmas, wondering whether Santa will come.

How do you answer your children’s questions? Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie has more than 1,500 families that access our services annually, from this community.

The Barrie Examiner has partnered with the shelter to help provide a Christmas for these families. Our Winter Sponsorship program provides a Christmas of gifts, gift cards and food gift certificate/food items for each of the families in shelter and those families in need that access our services while remaining in the community. We try to provide a pair of pajamas, slippers and small treat for each person within each of the families. We also try to provide a gift card of a minimum of $100 per family member.

The mom can then either shop for items for her family herself (as we try to empower the women and find this empowering in two ways – first, that she is able to shop for items for her family and second, hat she knows that her ability to do so has come from those who support her in her own community).

Please help us provide a Christmas for a child, a family in our community.

If you would like to sponsor a family, contact Kayla McCarville at the Examiner, 705-726-6537, ext. 361, or email. kayla.mccarville@sunmedia.ca. Gifts can be dropped off in the donation box set up at the Examiner (571 Bayfield St. N.) during regular business hours Monday to Friday.

 

LIST OF FAMILIES UP FOR ADOPTION:

 

  • Family 1 Mom & baby 16 months & girl 3 - ADOPTED
  • Family 2 Mom & boy 7 & girl 11 - ADOPTED
  • Family 3 Mom & girl 10, girl 8, girl 6 & boy 12 - ADOPTED
  • Family 4 Mom & 12 & 14 girls - ADOPTED
  • Family 5 Mom & 18 months boy, boy 3, girl 4 & girl 6 - ADOPTED
  • Family 6 Mom & girl 13 & boy 16 - ADOPTED
  • Family 7 Mom & boy 12 & girl 15 - ADOPTED
  • Family 8 Mom & 2 yr. girl - ADOPTED
  • Family 9 Mom & boy 2, boy 4, girl 6 & girl 8 - ADOPTED
  • Family 10 Mom & girl 14 & boy 11
  • Family 11 Mom & girl 11 & girl 13
  • Family 12 Mom & 12 & 15 girls
  • Family 13 Mom & girl 10 - ADOPTED
  • Family 14 Mom & boy 15, boy 13 & boy 11 - ADOPTED
  • Family 15 Mom & girl 7 & girl 5
  • Family 16 Mom & 4, 6, & 10 boys - ADOPTED
  • Family 17 Mom & boy 13 & boy 11
  • Family 18 Mom & 12 month & girl 3 - ADOPTED
  • Family 19 Mom & girl 16 & boy 15
  • Family 20 Mom & girl 3 & boy 18 months - ADOPTED
  • Family 21 Mom & girl 4, boy 5 & boy 9 - ADOPTED
  • Family 22 Mom & boy 10 - ADOPTED
  • Family 23 Mom & baby 16 months & boy 4)
  • Family 24 Mom & girl 6 & boy 10
  • Family 25 Mom & boy 2, boy 6 & girl 8 - ADOPTED
  • Family 26 Mom & boy 2, boy 5, boy 9 & girl 12 - ADOPTED
  • Family 27 Mom & 3, 6, & 11 girls
  • Family 28 Mom & 12 & 14 boys - ADOPTED
  • Family 29 Mom & 13 & 16 girls - ADOPTED
  • Family 30 Mom & 2 yr. boy - ADOPTED
  • Family 31 Mom & girl 2, boy 6 & boy 8
  • Family 32 Mom & boy 12 & boy 9
  • Family 33 Mom & girl 10 - ADOPTED
  • Family 34 Mom & girl 15, girl 13 & boy 11- ADOPTED
  • Family 35 Mom & girl 7 & girl 5
  • Family 36 Mom & boy 13 & girl 11
  • Family 37 Mom & girl 16 & boy 14 - ADOPTED
  • Family 38 Mom & girl 3 & girl 18 months - ADOPTED
  • Family 39 Mom & girl 3, boy 5 & boy 8 -ADOPTED
  • Family 40 Mom & 12 month boy & girl 3
  • Family 41 Mom & boy 10 & girl 13 - ADOPTED
  • Family 42 Mom & girl 10 - ADOPTED
  • Family 43 Mom & boy 7 - ADOPTED
  • Family 44 Mom & girl 15 & boy 12 - ADOPTED
  • Family 45 Mom & Boy 16 months & Girl 3- ADOPTED

 


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