WINCHESTER – As the holiday season approaches, the spirit of giving becomes amplified and the North Dundas Christmas Fund is looking to benefit.

Again this year organizers are gathering monetary contributions to purchase snowsuits for children aged 13 and under, and Christmas food baskets for residents in need throughout the township.

In 2016, 150 suits and 200 baskets were distributed.

“It requires generous hearts from a caring community to make these funds available,” fund chairman Bob Weagant said. “Snowsuits cost an average of $40 each, and the cost of food never goes down, so the need is real.”

Cheques can be mailed to: North Dundas Christmas Fund, Box 27, South Mountain, Ont., K0E 1W0 or dropped at Scotiabank branches in both Chesterville and South Mountain.

Scotiabank is a continual partner in the campaign.

“If you or someone you are aware of is in need of a hamper or snowsuit then please call,” Weagant added.

Registration for the program can be completed by calling the House of Lazarus at 613-989-3838 or Community Food Share (Winchester location) at 613-774-0188.

Others helping

Barkley’s Shoes and Accessories is also helping with this year’s North Dundas Christmas Fund with the launch of its Warm Hands, Warm Hearts today (Wed., Nov. 15).

The initiative through until mid-December, and with every $25 wool, fleece-lined mitten sold will see a pair donated to the fund.

See in-store for more details.

Are you, your organization or business also helping this year’s holiday campaign? Let the Winchester Press know by calling 613-774-2524 or email