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  • Several needy families in Toronto, Canada will have a better Christmas this year, thanks to a new programme launched by a Jamaican organization, recently.
  • The Alliance of Jamaican Alumni Associations (AJAA), an umbrella body for some 45 Jamaican past students associations, launched its 'Care and Share Christmas' programme on Saturday, December 17 at the Revivaltime Tabernacle in Toronto.
  • President of the AJAA, Alene Miller-Chen said the programme was conceived in order to brighten the festive season for many needy families in the community.

Several needy families in Toronto, Canada will have a better Christmas this year, thanks to a new programme launched by a Jamaican organization, recently.

The Alliance of Jamaican Alumni Associations (AJAA), an umbrella body for some 45 Jamaican past students associations, launched its ‘Care and Share Christmas’ programme on Saturday, December 17 at the Revivaltime Tabernacle in Toronto.

President of the AJAA, Alene Miller-Chen said the programme was conceived in order to brighten the festive season for many needy families in the community.

“The Christmas season embodies a promise of hope and goodwill wrapped up in the spirit of caring and sharing unselfishly,” said Mrs. Miller-Chen.

“It is at this time that we are reminded that it is sometimes more rewarding to give than to receive,” she added.

Mrs. Miller-Chen said she was overwhelmed by the response from the community, which saw so many items being donated that members of the AJAA had to work into the early hours of the morning sorting and packing items.

Approximately 15 families received donations of food, clothing, toiletries, toys and traditional Christmas treats.

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