Instead of hosting a traditional Christmas party this holiday season, Maglio Installations’ owners and staff have opted to donate $10,000 to the Nelson Food Cupboard.
“We are grateful for our good fortune, especially at this time of year when we know so many people struggle just to provide a Christmas meal. Forgoing our Christmas party is our small way of giving back to our community and makes us feel that we can all make a difference,” said Denise Maglio.
When her husband, Terry, proposed to his staff that they have a simple lunch party this year and make this donation instead, Maglio’s employees quickly agreed. That was the first $5,000, and then Terry and Denise agreed to match it with a donation of their own.
They also hope to inspire other local business owners to follow their lead. “We encourage all business owners, big or small, to do random acts of kindness during this holiday season and throughout the year,” added Denise Maglio.
This large donation, along with many other generous donations from community members, will help Nelson Food Cupboard customers over Christmas and throughout the winter with access to healthy food.
“We are able to provide nutritious food year round and amazing Holiday Hampers in December because of generous support from our community,” commented Tim Powell, Nelson Food Cupboard Board Chair. “Our Board, staff and customers would like to thank our donors for the many thoughtful ways they contribute to our organization.”
Nelson Food Cupboard staff and volunteers are currently organizing to give out 175 hampers that will give 500 people healthy foods to make into holiday meals. There is still time to take part in the Nelson Food Cupboard’s Holiday Hamper program. Financial donations go toward food for the hampers, food donations stock the shelves for January, and people interested in putting a hamper together themselves can be matched with an anonymous family.
If you would like to contribute, please send donations to the Nelson Food Cupboard at 602 Silica Street, Nelson, V1L 4N1 or donate online through their website, www.foodcupboard.org. Charity receipts will be issued.