In the spirit of Christmas
Thursday, Dec 28, 2017 06:00 am
A new Cochranite is doing her part to make sure everyone has enough this holiday.
Jessica Burns created a Christmas care package complete with turkey, veggies and napkins, and gave it to a family who otherwise might not be able to cook a festive dinner.
ďI just felt like being nice and giving back to people,Ē Burns said, who found a family to donate to after creating a post on the townís Rant and Rave Facebook page.
Burns, a Willows resident, said she was inspired by a friend of hers living in Red Deer, Alta., who did something similar last year.
On top of that, as a new Cochranite as of June 2017, Burns said she felt compelled to give back to the community that welcomed her so warmly.
ďI just felt that I should do something good for our community,Ē she said.
ďI like the community, I find that people are friendly and no matter where you go people are smiling. I havenít run into any rude people here.Ē
Within the care package were groceries for a turkey dinner including the turkey, veggies, dessert as well as other essentials often looked over such as paper towels and toilet paper.
ďBecause of the job loss, thereís probably a lot of people struggling. Anything that I can do to help, even if itís just a little bit makes me feel good,Ē said Burns who is originally from Fort Saskatchewan.
Growing up, Burns said she always had essentials during the holidays and creating a care package is her way to help another family get a similar Christmas to what sheís had.
ďItís a stressful time so people who are struggling financially Ė (itís) just to release the stress or pressure off them,Ē Burns said.
ďI hope that somebody else is able would pay it forward. Because thereís a lot of people that need help. I canít afford to help everybody but it would be nice if somebody else would consider doing the same thing and pass it forward.Ē