Thanks to a brigade of more than 250 volunteers, the Little Elves Foundation wrapped 5,118 gifts during the weekend of December 6, 7 & 8. Doing so allowed for the beneficiaries of 55 organizations providing supports and services to people affected by HIV-AIDS across Canada to have brighter Holidays this year.
Accompanied at the piano by René-Pierre, and with breaks for door prizes draws, the wrapping progressed with everyone in good spirits. Among the the volunteers, three notable groups: Larochelle Groupe Conseil, Widows Sons, Steamatic.
Wrapping Weekend Photos
Article in The Gazette
On television at CityNews
The 2019 campaign could not have concluded so successfully without the help of longstanding partners: Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf which welcomed the workshop for a 16th year; Jouets Choochoo, taking care of children’s gifts; Paramount Paper providing shipping boxes; Groupe Robert and Kindersley Transport for their logistical support; Carolle Piché-Burton, Le Gras Dur et Café Barista for the food and coffee that kept our volunteers going; without forgetting the Marché des saveurs du Québec, our incredible host at Marché Jean-Talon during the Fall; Chez Nino, who stores the propane essential to the production of our sweet & spicy nuts; and John Stalker Christmas Trees who welcomes Santa Claus and the Elves the last weekend of November.
We thank the numerous private and corporate donors (notably the Caisse de bienfaisance des employés et retraités du CN) who brought essential contributions to the 2019 campaign. Thanks to these donations and the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, the Foundation can now say that it has given away more than 60,000 presents since its inception. Something to be proud of, no?
In closing, here are a few testimonials received since mid-December
Yesterday we received over 500 holiday presents for our clients from Fondation Les P’tits Lutins / The Little Elves Foundation. Thank you for assisting us in providing Hope, Help and Home this holiday season! From our family to yours, Happy Holidays!
Toronto, ON (2019) – Facebook
I wanted to give a huge thank you for including us in the Little Elves gifting this year. People were so happy to receive a gift and it brough a lot of happiness to all of our members. From all of us here at Positive Living, we are truly grateful.
~Positive Living Toronto
Toronto, ON (2019)
ASAAP is truly grateful to all the wonderful volunteers & supporters at @ptitslutin @fondationlesptitslutins @thelittleelvesfoundation for donating, preparing, and delivering these beautifully wrapped gifts just in time for the holidays! Our happy colleague, Chhiring, will be surprising a few more community friends and families, as she and our team pass the goodness forward. We cherish the warm memories that were made as your special treats and keepsakes filled their hearts with joy and gratitude. Merry Happy Xmas Holidays to our new friends, ptitslutins!
Toronto, ON (2019) – Facebook
We are so thankful for the wonderful Fondation Les P’tits Lutins / The Little Elves Foundation. Every year we look forward to the gifts they send for our clients. Knowing that someone, somewhere cares enough to take the time arrange for them to receive a present means the world to our clients. Especially when the gift is a really warm pair of gloves and a set of hand warmers, which we all need during the winter here on the prairies.
~AIDS Programs South Saskatchewan
Regina, SK (2019) – Facebook