It has been almost two years that we had experienced a drastic change in our daily lives. The pandemic has been hard and continues to remain difficult for all of us. It impacts the income of the family unit and people’s mental health.
Since March 2020, the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre has experienced an increased of 22% new requests to access our programs and services to address basic needs.
I wanted to share with you the testimony of one of our community members – a single mother of three, who experienced financial difficulties when she moved to Ottawa due to the cost of living being higher than in the city she previously lived.
“I don’t even know how to start this. I would first off like to thank your organization for the amazing gifts and toys given to my children and I. To be honest, I am still speechless on how generous this was. I wasn’t expecting to have anything close to this when I heard about this. My children were really surprised and happy. The expressions on their faces were worth more than words. They are so grateful for it all. Also, it warms my heart knowing that we have an organization in the community that supports families during hard times (especially this year) and give them the support they need.
I am still lost for words because I don’t know how to thank you. There is no way to tell you or show you my appreciation for you for all the help and support you have given me and others during this time and all year around. You are truly a great team with a big heart. Thanks again for making this a great Christmas for me and my family. Thank you for listening, helping, and supporting your clients when in need.”
We cannot take all the credit for the testimony above. The reason we are able to help families in need is due to the incredible support we receive from our community.
If you would like to assist families during the Holiday season and to learn more about our various Christmas program, visit our website or call our office at (613) 741-6025 or for TTY: (613) 741-3556.
Our team is here to assist you all year around. On behalf of everyone at the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre, I would like to wish you a happy Holiday season.