Christmas Cheer supports people who need help at Christmas. It’s for people who work and don’t make enough money to cover the extras at Christmas. It’s for people receiving financial assistance or no assistance at all. Christmas Cheer helps grandparents raising grandkids, and young parents of small children. It’s there for single parents, married parents, families and single people too. Christmas Cheer serves the residents of Barrie, Innisfil, Essa and Oro Townships.
Gilda’s Club Simcoe/Muskoka
The Gilda’s Club network is named in honor of comic and actress Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989. Their purpose is to provide a source of emotional and social support for anyone feeling the impact of cancer, including patients and their loved ones. The Simcoe Muskoka chapter was founded in 2003, and they’ve done great work in providing support to all those suffering the effects of cancer. Gilda’s Club receives no government funding, and so the funding for all the programs and classes they offer comes from the generosity of the community.
Barrie Food Bank
It is the mission of the Barrie Food Bank to provide temporary food relief to individuals and families of our community who are in need, and to serve as a resource to guide them along the road to self sufficiency. The food bank started in 1984 as an amalgamation of church-based services seeking a more centralized model to combine their efforts to serve the needy in the community. The Peggy Hill Team have been glad to participate in food drives to benefit the Food Bank, and we’ve been happy to see those in the community who’ve dropped by to make donations.
Hospice Simcoe exists to improve quality of life for those who are dying and their loved ones. They provide resources for those suffering from a life-limiting illness, from visiting or residential treatment and palliative care to grief and bereavement counseling. The Peggy Hill Team have been honoured to support their annual gala and silent auction.
Autism Ontario Simcoe County
Autism Ontario’s mission is to promote acceptance and opportunities for all individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and to ensure that each individual with an Autism Spectrum Disorder is provided the means to achieve quality of life as a respected member of society. The Peggy Hill Team are proud to sponsor the Simcoe County chapter’s Evening for Autism Gala as well as their annual Charity Golf Classic.
107.5 Kool FM – Kool to Care
It can be difficult for charities and other community organizations to find money in their budget to advertise, which hampers their ability to get their message out to the public, as well as their ability to raise funds to help accomplish their mission. Kool to Care is a program that allows advertisers with 107.5 Kool FM to donate air time to local charities as part of their advertising budget. Radio is a very effective method of advertising, and we’re glad to be able to help area charities bring their message to the airwaves.