Canby Herald Letters to the Editor for Jan. 2, 2019 edition - thanks for help with food & toy drive

Thanks offered for help

with food & toy drive

To the editor:

After many months of preparation, over 1,000 hours of volunteer time, and support from a generous community, the 2018 Kiwanis Canby Community Food and Toy Drive was able to provide holiday assistance to 375 local families, including gifts for more than 1,000 children.

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Although there are just too many donations of time, services, and money to thank every contributor publically, we would like to extend special appreciation to the Clackamas County Event Center and staff for the use of the building and for being so helpful, and to the Canby Rotary Club, Direct Link, Kahut Waste Services, Action Acres Paintball, Shimadzu USA Manufacturing, Intel Foundation, and Cutsforth's Thriftway for their extremely generous assistance.

Also, we want to recognize the Canby High School Leadership Class for coordinating the Halloween food drive and all of the school food drives and delivering the food to the warehouse.

Although spearheaded by the Canby Kiwanis Club, the success of this project is truly a community endeavor.

It was so heartwarming to see families, friends, and organizations — youth and senior citizens alike — all pitching in to sort food and toys, fill the boxes and gift bags, and assist in any way we needed them.

It was truly a sense of a community pulling together to help its members in need. We are so proud of our community and what we are able to accomplish when we work together. Thank you.

Sharon Schneider

Canby Kiwanis Club

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