With our country amidst the second wave of COVID-19, Markham Ward 8 Councillor Isa Lee gave out care packages to her constituents with the support of local businesses and non-profit organizations.
Thanks to the generosity of various sponsors in the community, Lee was able to gather enough masks, hand sanitizers, face shields, other essential items and coupons for 1,500 care packages. With a one-per-household policy to ensure the most widespread distribution, these care packages will benefit 1,500 local families.
“I am so grateful to our many sponsors who actually approached me when they found out I was organizing a giveaway,” Lee said. ” It’s amazing to see so many individuals, businesses and organizations unite together to help the community in times of need. I am also thankful for my group of volunteers who worked tirelessly to assemble and give out the care packages with me. Without them, this event would not have been possible.”
A portion of these care packages were given out to registrants at a contactless drive-thru pick-up event on December 5. Another portion was delivered to affordable housing building, including Hagerman Corners and Tony Wong Place. Each unit in the two buildings received a care package.
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Photo: Councillor Isa Lee and a group of volunteers worked tirelessly to assemble and give out 1,500 care packages.