Christmas boxes heading out, local company challenges community to raise cash for Christmas for Everyon


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Tammy Langstaff and Heather Tigner pack boxes at New Life Assembly in Petrolia.

Christmas for Everyone is preparing the food boxes and toys for over 350 families in Central Lambton who need a little extra help over the holidays. Firefighters from across the region will descend on the church auditorium Thursday to deliver the boxes.

Meantime, Christmas for Everyone will be getting a big boost with the help of a local business and the community.
High Park Farms has donated $2,500 to the organization which provides Christmas hampers and toys for Central Lambton and runs the Petrolia Food Bank. And it’s pledging to give up to another $2,500 to match community donations made to the organization by Jan. 1.
Adine Carter, High Park’s Chief Marketing Officer, says the idea for the campaign came from one of the workers at the Enniskillen greenhouse.“We very much want to be part of the community, engaging in local, meaningful causes,” says Carter.
Sandra Hartman of Christmas for Everyone says the donation comes at a good time. This year has been difficult for the organization with donations down. Hartman says the donations will not only be used in the annual Christmas campaign but will also help get the food bank through the winter months.