Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update


Hi everyone!

This time of year, I can almost feel people urging things along to see that final break in the weather and the first signs of the early flowers poking their heads out of the soil. It is coming, almost any day now.

I want to start this month by talking to you about the MWHA dues we collect each year. Each of the Directors on your MWHA Board picks up one Route Book in the Fall to begin the collection process. Each Book has all the houses listed for usually 3 streets adjacent to each other. The Director comes to your front door and seeks to make a personal connection with you. While residents can pay by PayPal or by dropping a cheque for $20 into Directors’ mailboxes, this is one of the few opportunities Board members have to speak with you about your issues. The Director asks whether your listed phone number is still correct and if you would mind giving your email address for our records. This is important to ensure emergency Blasts sent out via our website get to as many residents as possible. We are still collecting this year. We know that each year new people move into our wonderful neighbourhood, people who as yet may not know about the dues collection and what the MWHA does for the community. If you know of neighbours or friends in Markland who are new, ask them on our behalf if they have paid their dues. If not, they can drop a cheque or cash payment into my mailbox at 25 Thicket Road, with their ad-dress and name clearly visible. We will ensure it gets to the Membership Committee. If you have not paid your dues please drop it in my mailbox as well. We need to make sure we can afford to continue the long list of activities we finance for the community. Please help us collect from every Marklander this and every year.

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Christmas Caravan 2016

on Sunday, 11 December 2016.

Christmas Caravan 2016

Generosity is the heart of humanity. - Lailah Gifty Akita

Dear Markland Wood Residents,

On Sunday, December 11th, the Markland Wood Homeowners Association celebratd our 49th annual Christmas Caravan. This was our annual event to collect non-perishable foods items and/or cash donations from every home on every street in Markland Wood.

Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. - David Thomas

 

The Caravan included a sound vehicle to “herald a carol”, a jolly old man in a red suit riding in a Markland Wood 49th Annual Christmas Caravan & Food Drivegolf cart (the reindeer are resting up for the big day), Police vehicles and a big Fire Truck, transport trailer and dozens of elves collected door to door. You may have heard us coming but if you were away, we asked you to please leave your donations on your front doorstep for collection. No matter what the weather is like on Sunday, our Caravan with its many volunteers knocked on doors to ask for your donations.

Markland Wood 49th Annual Christmas Caravan & Food Drive

We started The Caravan at the Markland Wood Plaza at 8:45 a.m. where all volunteers assembled and cheerfully started our collection on the north side of Bloor St. We had a break for a hot chocolate at Silverthorn CI, collect some more and then had a quick lunch at the Bloordale United Church. During the afternoon we collected on the south side of Bloor St., starting at around 1:30 p.m. and finished at around 3:30 p.m. where we cheerfully unload the donated collections.

 

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller

 

The food donation recipients are:
The Daily Bread Food Bank,
The Brothers of the Good Shepherd &
The Scott Mission

The money collected went in full to the Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund.

The Caravan always qualifies for high school volunteer hours.

If you would like any further information, please contact; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Merry Christmas & thank you for your generosity!

(Above: 45th Christmas Caravan 2012 video)

 

Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank Annual Report Page 9

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