3:30 p.m., Nov. 25)
Local Boston Pizza contributes to OCCRC Christmas program
By Fred Sherwin
will be a little brighter for several area families this
year thanks to the folks at the local Boston Pizza outlet
who donated $1,095 to the Orleans-Cumberland Community
Resource Centre (OCCRC) to help cover the costs of its
cheque was presented to the OCCRC by Orléans Boston
Pizza owner Bob Tuttle, who explained that the money was
raised by the restaurant's staff and customers and is
over and above contributons made to the Boston Pizza Foundation.
Boston Pizza Foundation supports a number of national
charities like Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and
Big Brothers, Big Sisters, but each location is also able
to allocate some of that money to local charities and
the Resource Centre is one of those local charities,"
Pizza owner Bob Tuttle presents a cheque for $1,095.45
to the Orleans Cumberland Community Resource Centre.
OCCRC provides food and presents to about 80 families
and individuals who are facing financial hardship over
the holiday season.
Pizza community relations coordinator Margaux Wolfe said
that the Resource Centre was an obvious organization to
support because of the work they do in providing programs
for youth and families.
Pizza does a lot in supporting organizations that have
a tie in with children and youth," said Wolfe, "and
the Resource Centre has a number of programs for youth,
so it really fits into what Boston Pizza is all about."
OCCRC food bank usually supplies families with about three
to four days worth of food in times of emergency or family
crisis. During the holiday season, however, they double
that amount to cover a week. Toys and gifts are also given
to families with children under the age of 16.
to food bank co-ordinator Nicole Perras, Boston Pizza's
contribution will be used to buy meat, eggs, milk and
fresh produce. Some of it may also be used to purchase
gift cards for families.
of the public interested in making a contribution to Christmas
program can visit the OCCRC website at www.crcoc.ca/christmas-just-
around-corner/, and download the Christmas Campaign
2016 Sponsor Registration Form. Simply fill it out and
drop it off at the Resource Centre located at 240 Centrum
Blvd. across from the Shenkman Arts Centre.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)