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12 Days of Chrismas campaign continuing to spread community cheer

Posted on December 3, 2014 by Taber Times

By Greg Price
Taber Times
gprice@tabertimes.com

Christmas caring is continuing in the community.

Coming of the heels of the successful Stuff a Bus campaign yesterday involving students from St. Mary’s, W.R. Myers, ACE Place and Taber Mennonite School getting food donations for the food bank, the 12 Days of Christmas campaign focusing on charity continues.

“All the causes we have will be spread out among social media. Word of mouth is huge,” said co-organizer Steph Giroux-Feininger.

On Saturday people are being encouraged to buy a library card with Dec. 13 marking donating pet items at Boston Pizza parking lot for the local animal shelter from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

“We are going to be filling a truck which includes old blankets and any type of pet toys whether it’s for cats or dogs, there’s an abundance of both there. That includes collars and leashes,” said Giroux-Feininger. “One of the things the shelter wants to do is get it out of where it is now (industrial area) and get it closer to the dog walk area. Where it is now, it’s not really a place for dogs to roam and take for walks because it’s in the middle of the industrial area. People can volunteer to walk dogs. It’s a very important place for Taber, lots of people love animals.”

On the same day, there will be a Sign Your Organ Donor Card information session on Dec. 13 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Taber Legion.

“The cards are ready to go where you can sign up and get some information. There will be people there that have gone through the process to help you,” said Giroux-Feininger. “Amy Breznik has been on the giving side of organ donation and I have been on the receiving side. There’s a lot to think about when it comes to organ donation. There is a lot to think about if you are going to be an organ donor, especially if you are a living organ donor. My sister donated my dad a kidney 10 years ago, but if something happens to her child, she cannot donate, these are things you have to think about.”

Also while you are there, organizers encourage people to support the Legion, going for a beer or a pop and get some information.

“They are a great organization, but they are still struggling for support to remain stable,” said Giroux-Feininger.

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