A local hockey team has become the epitome of giving back. Players from the local U15 Rep North Dundas Demons hockey team made a food donation last week to Naomi Family Resource Centre in Winchester. The Resource Centre, also known as “Naomi’s House”, is a women’s shelter that also offers child and youth programs, support groups, and a 24/7 crisis line.
Renee Moores, Interim Executive Director at Naomi’s, explained more about how the donation came to be. “About a week or so ago, I received a call from Coach Brian of the U15 Rep North Dundas Demons saying that his team wanted to give back to the community and if there was something they could offer,” Renee explained. “Coach Brian liked the idea of a food drive and agreed to it.”
The team worked hard and made their donation count. “I am so delighted to share that the U15 Rep team raised 600.3 lbs of food for the Violence Against Women shelter,” added Renee. “What a success!”
The Demons have demonstrated, with such a caring gesture, that they are a team not only on the ice, but off it as well. Their kindness has certainly not gone unnoticed.
“On behalf of Naomi’s, we are truly grateful to every player and team member for thinking of us and this extremely generous donation,” said Renee. “Coach Brian is very thoughtful. The community support for Naomi’s is so kind and the quantity of food is overwhelming. We feel very fortunate.”