Earlier this year, Jamie Packard, a nurse at the Southwest Integrated Healthcare Facility in Maple Creek, came up with an idea to make Christmas a little brighter for families in the area. She, along with fellow nurse Andrea Sunde, got fellow staff ready and challenged the local detachment of the RCMP to collect the most toys to donate to the Salvation Army for local families in need.
“It’s been a lot of fun for everyone,” said Packard. “We worked hard and held a number of fundraisers over the last few months. Thank you to everyone who took part.”
Some of the Toy Challenge organizers from the Southwest Integrated Healthcare Facility (From left:) Elise McJannet, Alanna Kluzak, Sarah Krause, Andrea Sunde, Connie Mulatz and Jamie Packard
The long term care home within the Southwest Integrated Healthcare Facility held a photos with Santa and princesses fundraiser
The winner of the challenge was unveiled on Saturday, December 7, when it was announced a combined total over $9,000 had been raised for the toy challenge.
“The RCMP technically won the challenge, but everyone who participated and everyone who will benefit also won,” said Ashley Nash, Primary Health Care Clinic Manager in Maple Creek. “It’s been a great relationship-builder for everyone involved.”
Thank you to everyone who helped out and donated to the Toy Challenge.