If everyone were to summarize how their last two years have been, there would be a range of responses. Some would say there have been positives within the last year like feeling a sense of liberation from daily commutes, relearning their love in the kitchen, spending time outdoors, and reconnecting with their immediate family. Others within the community may have different sentiments towards the last two years such as a sense of uncertainty, isolation, or fearing the world we live in.
No matter the sentiments felt towards these last two years, negative or positive, there is a common component between everyone – a sense of familial connection and yearning for a return to normalcy so we can get back to whatever it is we like to do. Seeing family, friends, friends that have turned into family, and the sense of community that surrounds us all. Especially living in Windsor-Essex county.
Knowing how important these connections are within our lives, for the month of May, The Optimist Club of St. Clair Beach has decided to donate $500 to In Honour of The Ones We Love. In Honour of The Ones We Love is a grassroots charitable organization which dedicates itself to helping those suffering from cancer, life-threatening illnesses, and special needs. This organization is dedicating to keeping patients and families in Windsor-Essex County for treatment so that families do not need to be separated when support is truly needed the most.
Now more than ever our community is understanding the importance of a safe, strong, and supportive group that leans on each other in times of need, while influencing and challenging others to rise when times are good.
While we are still in times of need and struggle there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Reconnecting with our families and communities is on the horizon. During these times, Optimist Club of St. Clair Beach has been incredibly thankful to be able to continue its community outreach, owing this success to the charitable program through Power Play Gaming Centre.
We are so thankful for this program as it has allowed the Optimist Club of St. Clair Beach to continue doing what it does best – help the community.
The Optimist Club of St. Clair Beach