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There's still a need, there's still time to give

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The Christmas presents have been opened, the big dinner is a memory and part of the waistline, and many people are already taking down their tree.

But there are some people in our community who still need your help.

Thanks to our angels this week:

Carol Baxted

Suzanne Fillion

William Smith

Leo and Carla Visser

Elsie Monkman

Denise and John Wawryk

Margaret and Alexander Spence

Marielle and David Brennan

Kevin Sagan

Evelyn Gordon

O. Parkasewych

Carole and Morris Subtelny

Brigitta and Albert Voth

Anne and Ross McIntyre

Joan and Larry Kraitberg

Nancy and Kenneth Turnbull

Beth Brownlee

Herbert Kreuger

Rita Borthwick

In memory of Mike Ward

Dianne and Laurie Logan

Jane and Edward Tataryn

Joan Borton

Monica and Glen Choma

M. Murray

Rene Dufault

Margaret and Gerald Collins

Brenda and Ray Crabbe

Laura Campbell

Pauline Quigley

Susan Lawes

Dianne Henwood

B. Lusty

Gladys Wilson

Carol Sanders

Kathy Oleksiuk

In memory of Myrna Stubbings

Irene and Gerald Mikolash

Shirley Coughlan

Tim and Bev Reid

W. Douglas Reid

Phyllis and Gerard Anseeuw

Janet Kollesavich

Joyce Stay

In memory of Bud Parnell

Cecilia Finck

Bonnie Guarino

Katherine and William Cheater

Jeannine and Louis Saurette

Jean Ross and Barry Smith

Grace Curry

Jim Kajpust

Michael and Terry Bellhouse

In memory of Donna Walthall and Laura Furukawa

Helen Calverley

Joyce and Dennis Smerchanski

Agnes Baraniuk

In memory of Corey Andryo

Gordon Ducharme

Kate Biglow

In memory of Zena and Walter Wolfson

William and Catherine Caldwell

Joan Porteous

Kenneth and Donna Miller

Janet Norris

M. and Charles Bishop

Pamela Johnson

Wendy and Patrick Hogan

R. B. Bissonnette

Kathleen and Michael Logan

To-Le-Do Foodservice

Doris and Morris Riel

Kathleen Smart

Elaine and Randy Delavau

Thelma and Walter Chopek

In memorium Amber Vasas and family

In memory of Mary MacMartin

Helen Sambrooke

Margaret McLellan

Heather Lutz

Laura Stott

Joyce Devrieze

Gordon and June Saunders

Patricia Guy

Mary Smith

Gail Derby

David and Barbara Gemmell

Annette Fontaine

Elaine Dale

Lois Sliworsky

M. Miller

Grace Yurchak

Nancy Gray and Allan Smeall

Dianne Henwood

In memory of Paul Langlotz

Patricia Sanders

Marcia Evachewski

The Christmas Cheer Board has distributed all 19,000 of its hampers this year so that the people who needed them most could celebrate this festive season with the rest of us.

But just like the rest of us, there are bills that need to be paid.

The Cheer Board started this season's fundraising effort behind. Head elf Kai Madsen predicted the board could end the season about $60,000 shy of what was needed to give a bit of Christmas to the less fortunate.

After a push by all the Cheer Board's fundraisers, which includes the Free Press annual Pennies from Heaven campaign -- and with great support from Free Press readers -- the gap narrowed, but a few days before Christmas it was still $40,000.

You might have thought about tossing some coins our way. You might have thought about writing a cheque. It might have been forgotten with the Christmas rush. It happens.

There are myriad reasons why you might not have supported us yet.

All we're saying is there's still time to help, but that time is drawing closer to the end.

Get that chequebook out now and send us a donation. Go to one of our local Walmart stores or Portage Place and toss some coins into our bins or giant penny. You can do the same by popping into Desjardins Funeral Chapel at 357 Des Meurons St., the Free Press office at 1355 Mountain Ave. or the Free Press News Café at 237 McDermot Ave.

Heck, if you send us a cheque you'll get a spanking new tax receipt to use in the new year. Think of that as kind of a late Christmas present from the federal government.

kevin.rollason@freepress.mb.ca

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 28, 2013 B3

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