Christmas Wish Breakfast

For many people, the holidays are time of year to give thanks for the things we each have, and to give to those less fortunate.

For many people, the holidays are time of year to give thanks for the things we each have, and to give to those less fortunate.

Most charities and non-profits could use a hand any time of year, but the holidays especially are very special time to not only count our blessings but also share them with others.

Thank you to the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre and others who joined together to bring joy to children and families who find this Christmas season challenging.

I was thankful to attend the 9th Annual Christmas Wish Breakfast held yesterday morning at the Ramada Hotel.

The Christmas Wish Breakfast Buffet was a wonderful opportunity for businesses, friends and family to join together to make Christmas special for underprivileged children and families with a meaningful and dignified holidays experience, by donations of new and unwrapped toys and gifts while enjoying breakfast together.

In the fall, the Cariboo-Chilcotin Child Development Centre celebrated four generations of providing services and support towards services and community events that enhance the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children and their families.

The Child Development Centre’s passion to make a difference in the lives of children isn’t limited to Christmas.

I am pleased to know that more recently, funding through the organization is also supporting a project that will go a long way in helping meet the needs of autistic people in Williams Lake through the development and operation of the Autism Centre for Excellence.

I wish a very Merry Christmas to all and a healthy and happy new year.

Donna Barnett is the Liberal MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin.