This was another incredible week! We managed to surprise a ton of people with great acts of Christmas Kindness. Big thanks again to our presenting sponsor Kawartha Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat, and our supporting sponsor Firehouse Subs. Here’s a look at what Brian and I were up to this week…
On Monday, we stopped by the Fire Station on Sherbrooke St. in Peterborough. These men and women put their lives on the line to keep us safe, and we wanted to give them a small surprise to show them how much we appreciate everything they do. Many of the firefighters were off supporting the local Salvation Army, but there were a few around to chat with. We gave these folks $100 for Firehouse Subs, to get some lunch, and everyone got Wolf 25th Anniversary T-Shirts!
On Tuesday, we stopped by Lansdowne Place Mall, where we met Tim and Tina. Tim nominated Tina, his partner, for being an amazingly strong, hardworking woman, who does everything she can for Tim and for her SEVEN children! We surprised Tina with $200 in Lansdowne Place gift cards to help with her holiday shopping, a certificate to get photos with Santa, and Wolf 25th anniversary t-shirts!
Today, Brian and Taylor surprised Tina with a Random Act of Kindness! Tim nominated her for being an incredibly strong, hard working, loving partner, and mother of seven kids! We gave Tina $200 for Lansdowne Place Mall to help with her Christmas shopping, a certificate for photos with Santa, and some Wolf t-shirts too! #PayItForward #MerryChristmas Big thanks to Lansdowne Place, and our Christmas Kindness sponsors @kawarthachrysler and Firehouse Subs!
Wednesday was double trouble! In the morning, Taylor stopped by The Warming Room. This is such an essential service in our community, especially on frigid days like we saw this week. The Bowmanville Home Building Centre generously donated five sheet sets, to help those less fortunate get a warm, comfortable, safe nights’ sleep. We also brought some coffee for the hard working staff, because it was a chilly day!
Wednesday night, Brian and I met up at Firehouse Subs. We surprised Steve, who was nominated by his wife, Tamara. Tamara says Steve is an incredibly hard-working, loving partner, and a great dad to their young daughter. We thought we’d treat the family to dinner at Firehouse Subs, and also gave them tickets to an upcoming Peterborough Petes game, a certificate for photos with Santa, and a pair of Wolf 25th Anniversary T-Shirts. For the record, Steve also has a great beard!
Thursday was another day of double duty! We had to divide and conquer. Thursday morning, Taylor went over to Freedom 55 in Peterborough Square, to surprise Samantha Coles. She was nominated by her daughter, who says her mom is an inspiration. Samantha raised three daughters, and is still very involved in their lives. She also loves to spoil her grandkids! Samantha got some tickets for an upcoming Peterborough Petes game, a $50 gift card for Lansdowne Place Mall, and a Wolf 25th Anniversary T-Shirt!
Thursday night, Brian went to a Scouts meeting for the first time in years. Chantal Barnes has been involved with Scouts Canada for over 30 years, with 20 years as a leader. She currently leads 21 kids in a local Scout group. We thought Chantal would enjoy a Cineplex gift certificate- two movie passes, drinks, and popcorn- $30 for Firehouse Subs, and a Wolf 25th Anniversary T-Shirt.
Chantal Barnes was surprised with an Act of Christmas Kindness yesterday! Chantal has been involved with Scouts Canada for 30 years, and currently leads 21 kids in a Scouting program as a volunteer! Brian and Taylor surprised Chantal with $30 for Firehouse Subs, a Cineplex package- movies, drinks, and popcorn, and a Wolf 25th Anniversary t-shirt! #PayItForward #MerryChristmas
Finally, Friday. It was a big day. The Wolf and our sister station 100.5 Fresh Radio, along with Chex Peterborough, was broadcasting live OUTSIDE from the corner of King and George, for our annual Three Loonies on the Street fundraiser! Every year we broadcast from the corner and collect money for Kawartha Foodshare. The food bank has such phenomenal buying power that every $1 donation allows them to buy $6 in food! We raised a ton of money, and we were able to donate $100 to the cause, thanks to our Acts of Kindness Presenting Sponsor, Kawartha Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat. That translates to $600 of food! Thanks to everyone who helped out in any way!
That’s two weeks of our initiative down, with one more to go! Keep an eye on our social media pages, we’ve got some great things up our sleeves…