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Holidays are for helping, says trio who dropped off bags with essentials at Community Care

Over 600 bags distributed in the last week

As the holidays close in, Thorold's volunteers are hard at work, picking up and dropping off donations to those in need.

On Tuesday afternoon, ToolBox Niagara founder James Symons, Steve Radcliffe from Thorold Volunteer Firefighters, and Matt Cuthbert from Niagara Furniture Bank rolled in with two bins, overflowing with backpack- and drawstring tote bags packed with utensils such as bodywash, razors, soap, crossword- and sudoku books and more to support those in need.

"A huge thanks to the community as always," proclaimed Symons, a well-known charity organizer and volunteer.

In the last week, over 600 similar bags have gone out to shelters in the region.

The distribution was made more seamless thanks to Niagara Furniture bank, who utilized their spacious vehicle fleet to bring more bags at once.

The trio credited working together as the recipe for success in helping those less fortunate.

"Individuals, organizations, and volunteers come together, and each is doing their little part. It's great," he said.

For more information on how to help Community Care, visit their website.