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Hey Eagle Team Staff and Parents –2 WEEKS TO GO!!
Submitted By Admin on Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Please take a moment to read these comments from “The Gift of Giving Back’s grateful beneficiaries…

“The Gift of Giving Back is the largest outpouring of practical love towards the needy in our community…..”  Major Jeff Johnston, Salvation Army

“Halton Women’s Place is incredibly grateful to The Gift of Giving Back for choosing the shelter as a beneficiary.  Through the continued generosity of The Gift of Giving Back, we are able to stock not only our shelves with food for an entire year, but we are also the beneficiary of other shelter needs items such as cleaning products, laundry detergent, and diapers for our youngest clients.  The Gift of Giving Back’s donation greatly impacts the shelter and helps the women and children staying with us adjust and move on to a new chapter of their lives – one without violence….” Kaitlin Gordon, Halton Women’s Shelter

“Here at Carpenter Hospice, The Gift of Giving Back helps our organization keep our food costs low, and our kitchen shelves stocked. The initiative has also dramatically increased our awareness in the community. This event has develops a true sense of community each and every year. It builds leadership skills and shows our students first-hand how they can make an impact in their neighborhood…. Angela Marlatt, Carpenter Hospice

“The “Community Gift of Giving Back” has become a major source in helping fill our cupboards and thus help feed our clients. Simply put, we need the success of your food drive to help meet our food commitments for those in need in Burlington….”  Cass Quinn, Partnership West Food Bank

“Tis far better to give than to receive”

 What a noble thought, and one we all know is very true.   We attain far more happiness and contentment in our lives when we give to and think of others – especially those who are less fortunate.

 It is always a particularly wonderful thing to instill philanthropy in a child and teaching our children to be compassionate and charitable to others in this day and age is sometimes not easy with our busy schedules.  Our annual Eagles’ “Gift of Giving Back” is a wonderful and fun opportunity to do just that. 

Our Annual “Gift of Giving Back” not only enables us to give a sizeable donation back to our community, but more importantly, also helps us to highlight societal issues of poverty, homelessness and hunger with our kids. We can also make them aware of our hardworking local organizations that provide services for those people in need.  Representatives from the Salvation Army, Partnership West Food Bank, the Carpenter Hospice, Halton Women’s Place and the Compassion Society will be there periodically throughout the evenings of Nov 3rd and 4th  to answer questions, and get to know and thank our kids.

We are making a huge impact on our city – not only by our generous food donations, but also by teaching our players to be caring, unselfish, community-minded people -- this is something we can all be proud of now and especially in the future.  We are blessed with so many great leaders in our community and “The Gift of Giving Back” and the incredible experiences our children are witness to, can only help to perpetuate strong, compassionate and caring leadership in our community’s future. Many of you are already embracing this opportunity—this teaching moment -- in a huge way. 

We are very excited to hear about some of the great initiatives happening now – and never cease to be amazed at some of the creative ideas and methods that keep surfacing.  Many of the teams have their own challenges happening and our Eagle families are highly visible in the community and at the local food stores filling their gift bags to make sure that the less fortunate in our city need not go without.

I am proud of all our Eagle families who care so much for our city and look forward to seeing the results on Nov 3rd and 4th at Nelson High School.  

 Keep it going, Eagles and lets show everyone that when we work together we achieve amazing results!!!!

Thank You to all!!  Go Eagles!

John Tait

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