Volunteers will be fanning across Chatham-Kent later today, helping those in need across the community.

The Gift is a movement similar to the May 16th Miracle, collecting donations right across Chatham-Kent.

“We’ve had great support for this event from every corner of Chatham-Kent,” states Brent Wilken, one of the organizers of the event. “During such a difficult time, it’s very encouraging the holiday spirit we’re seeing across the community. We know our fellow citizens always show up in a big way to support their neighbours. From Wheatley to Ridgetown to Wallaceburg to Highgate – and every community in between, all of Chatham-Kent is part of The Gift.”

Volunteers will be going door-to-door in every community starting at noon with no-contact collection of toys, non-perishable food, gift cards, and more.

There are also dozens of drop-off locations in the rural areas of Chatham-Kent. Click here for the full list. 

The idea is to help support agencies like the Salvation Army, Goodfellows, food banks and others that help the less fortunate heading into the holidays.