It's time to drop the puck to help one lucky person win a jersey signed by NHL star Jonathan Toews.
And we're hoping it helps our Pennies from Heaven campaign shoot and score for our local hungry this Christmas season.
Following on the heels of past successful fundraisers for Pennies from Heaven -- tickets on stage for a Bon Jovi concert, the chance to have Christian musician Steve Bell play in your home, a diamond pendant donated by Ben Moss Jewellers -- this year's campaign features a Chicago Blackhawks jersey with the signature of Winnipeg native Toews on it.
The jersey was won at an auction by a generous Pennies supporter who immediately thought it could help our campaign which raises funds so the Christmas Cheer Board can pack hampers this holiday season and so Winnipeg Harvest can help our local hungry after the holidays.
The supporter, who asked to remain anonymous, hoped it would fill our bins, but that's now up to you.
And, just like our campaign in which no donation is too small and even a child can help by donating a single coin, this draw is open to anyone.
In fact, because there are no restrictions, even a kid could win this jersey. What a great Christmas present that would be!
Simply fill out the coupon below -- only original ones will be accepted -- and mail it to Pennies from Heaven at the box number and address on the ballot. The ballot will also appear other times in upcoming copies of the Free Press.
All ballots will be put into a barrel and the lucky winner will be pulled on Dec. 17 at 2 p.m.
We can't order you, but it would be nice if you could also put a donation in the envelope.
That's because there's a lot of people in need this year.
For many families and individuals, the Christmas Cheer Board is the only thing that stands between them having a Christmas complete with turkey, other food, and presents.
But, as has been said many times before, it's an unfortunate fact that hunger doesn't take a holiday, whether it is in Winnipeg or many rural areas. Winnipeg Harvest, our local food bank, supplies not only the hungry here, but also sends food to other food banks across the province.
Please help us score the winning goal against hunger.
THIS WEEK'S ANGELS:
Lil Van Walleghem
How you can help
Coins, folding money, and cheques can be dropped off in any bin or you can mail a cheque c/o Pennies from Heaven to the Free Press at 1355 Mountain Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R2X 3B6. For cheques, you will receive a tax receipt from one of our participating charities.
Other drop off locations are all the local Wal-Mart stores, all RBC branches, and the giant penny on the second floor of Portage Place.