With Christmas comes the time for sharing and caring

The Peachland Wellness Centre (PWC) is pleased to share and care by organizing and hosting the 7th annual Community Christmas Dinner! The 2020 Christmas Dinner, like so much this year, will be hugely different than in past years. This year it will held at the Legion but will be by pick-up or delivery only. We are extremely excited to know that people will have Christmas Dinner and a gift. The Christmas Dinner is offered thanks to donations and specifically one couple in particular who came forward 7 years ago to make this happen and continue with their yearly donation. They do this so no one misses out on Christmas Dinner. This dinner is offered also thanks to the partnership PWC has with the Royal Canadian Legion #69 and the 50+ Activity Centre. Everyone, all 39, working this event on Christmas Day is a volunteer giving freely of their time to make sure dinner is prepared and served. The generosity and kindness of Peachlanders truly embodies the spirit of Christmas.

Like the changes to the Christmas dinner COVID-19 has really changed the way we operate, think, and react to everything we do. Programs and Services at PWC are no exception. PWC continues to evolve to deal with changing needs, demographics, increased demand and need for programs and services. We have learnt how to provide much needed support to many in our great community. We have, since the beginning of COVID, delivered groceries 103 times, provided transportation 252 times, and called to check on clients 846 times. PWC has a few dedicated staff and boasts a list of 190 fabulous volunteers, 78 who have been able to continue to help and volunteer during COVID-19 such as drivers and grocery deliverers. We are truly fortunate to be able to offer support in Peachland during this time. This number does not count the numbers that are working on Christmas Day for the dinner.

PWC is a dynamic entity and one that is committed to providing the best programs and services possible for the community we love. We work within a very slim budget, meaning we must be as efficient as possible while we keep up with necessary changes. Donations from you are what make this possible. Your donation to support PWC impacts our community by allowing us to help others. Your generosity helps us reach our vision to ensure that people in our community are supported to embrace a happy, healthy, and independent life. Become one of the 12 Donors of Christmas!

Go to the PWC donation page at CanadaHelps.org, select the Donate Monthly option and then continue with your much appreciated on-going donation. You can also arrange for E-transfer to christina.pwc@outlook.com or call the Peachland Wellness Centre at (250) 767-0141 for assistance.

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