Winston Churchill said: “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Christmas time is all about giving and a few local businesses have made sure there is the opportunity to follow Winston Churchill’s advice and give to others. Ian Simpson & Co. Real Estate wants to make certain that Christmas is a happy time for everyone. Last year they held a Christmas Present Drive for Ronald McDonald House. “This year Havannah House will be the recipient,” said Ian.
Many people have donated a gift for children up to five years of age, which Ian will deliver to Havannah House today. Forbes Services Memorial Club (FSMC) has had a Community Giving Tree for many years to provide the Forbes people the opportunity to donate gifts for the less fortunate. “This year we will again be donating the gifts to Havannah House,” said David Fitzgerald, CEO of FSMC.
The Forbes Phoenix was bedazzled by the display and the Christmas Tree surrounded by many presents waiting to be delivered. There was even a chair for Santa! “Lots of children have enjoyed having their photo taken with Santa, and because their parents or caregivers made a gold coin donation there will be even more presents to donate to Havannah House,” said David. Havannah House Ministries Inc is a not
for profit, charitable organisation which provides support to people in need, based on resources available, in order to meet the needs of those who seek help.
By Dianne Collie