|Proudly Helping Union Families Since 2004
|MERRY CHRISTMAS and ALL THE BEST IN 2008!
DECEMBER 26: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED !!!!!!!!!!
Christmas Cheer was delivered to all picket-line across Ontario last week. Every Brother and Sister
on strike or lock-out received bags of food, toys and or toy gift cards and $100. grocery gift cards.
Media coverage was generated in each local community, hot lunch was delivered and spirited were
up lifted. 34,172.25 in total has been raised as of today!
Operation Christmas Cheers annual Picket-Line Press will be published and mailed the first week of
January. If you do not receive your copy, please email your mailing address to
DECEMBER 19: OCC ANGELS ON THEIR WAY TO GUELPH & GERALDTON
$27,047 has been raised as of this morning. By the end of today, every single Ontario local on strike
or lock out and each of their active members walking a picket-line, will receive bags of food, grocery
gift cards and toys for their children donated in kind by organized labour. Over 95 union locals,
committees and Labour Councils from Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, NWT and Montana USA have
answered OCC's call and made donations to help union families in need. Check back soon...more
good news to come!
DECEMBER 15: CHRISTMAS CHEER IS READY TO DELIVER
$21,381 in donations have arrived via mail. Over the next 5 days OCC will deliver food, grocery gift
cards and toys to 230 striking union members in Guelph, Timmins, Thunder Bay, Longlac, Geraldton
and Terrace Bay.
DECEMBER 9: HALF WAY TO OUR GOAL OF $19,400
$10,587 in donations has arrived in the mail and another $1,200 has been pledged by locals from all
across the province.
DECEMBER 2: CHEER SPREADS TO EVERY CORNER OF THE PROVINCE
As of this morning $3,035 in donations has arrived in the mail and another $6,000 has been pledged
by locals from all across the province. We are almost half way to our goal. There are only 14 days
left to fundraise for 284 union families before we deliver to the picket-lines. Volunteers from across
the province are spreading the Cheer by informing their Brothers & Sisters, unions, councils,
committees and politicians of our Christmas food and toy drive. There was much support from many
locals at the OFL convention last week. The CEP Caucus passed the hat was able to raise over
$2,000 with CEP Ontario matching it! The ONA is collecting toys, PSAC locals in London have rallied
by collecting food, toys and making donations in full force!