Remax employees and realtors spent a lot of time folding the bags so they could be inserted. Max Winkelman photo.

Food donation bags included in this week’s Connector

In this week’s Connector you’ll find a paper bag as part of a Remax initiative.

“We’re asking folks to either fill it up with food from home or from their favourite grocery store, or Save-on-Foods, somewhere there and either drop it off at our office or stop by Save-on on either Dec. 14 or 15,” says David Jurek, owner of Remax.

All the food and any cash donations will be donated to Loaves and Fishes in 100 Mile House.

“Obviously, it’s Christmas and it’s nice to give back to the community. We thought this was just a little bit of a different way to do it, a little bit more creative than maybe what was done in the past, and we had a great time doing it last year and it was a great turnout and Loaves and Fishes really appreciated it.”

Anything that gets donated is greatly appreciated, he says.

Remax also had the opportunity for people to get their picture taken with Santa for free this past weekend, which went extremely well, according to Jurek.

“We had a total of 126 kids I believe that came out,” he says. “Just a very cool feeling to have that many people pop by and Santa did a fabulous job and it was just a really fun day.”

It looked like the kids had a great time, he says.

They weren’t sure if they were planning to do it again next year but after seeing all the smiles on the kids’ faces its probably worth doing again next year, he says.

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