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Christmas Eve Feast 2023

Rossbrook House was delighted to host the Christmas Eve Feast for the Sons and Daughters of Italy Garibaldi Lodge. Almost 200 community members were served a delicious Christmas Eve Feast on Sunday, December 24 in two seatings. Rossbrook House participants and their families enjoyed a meal of traditional and Italian dishes. The festivities included a visit from Santa and gift bags for each family. “This heartwarming celebration of community spirit provides a delicious meal on Christmas Eve, and also a sense of belonging and togetherness at this special time of year”, said Rossbrook House Executive Director Patty Mainville. “Christmas is
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Stuff the Bus

  Thank you Winnipeg Paramedics & friends!   Winnipeg Paramedics put out a call to stuff the bus and pack an ambulance full of toys and warm clothing for Rossbrook House children and youth! The response was overwhelming.   Two filled ambulances arrived at Rossbrook House with dozens of volunteers and Santa! Participants received gifts, and a hot meal.     A line of volunteer students as well as the children of Rossbrook House, helped to carry in the DOZENS of boxes and bags that included gifts for the participants, plus other donations of socks, warm outerwear, craft supplies, beading
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Thank you Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg

50 excited shoppers took a trip to Toys R Us with $50 each to spend! Children and youth from Rossbrook House were accompanied by youth from Vincent Massey Collegiate Key Club on a shopping trip December 3, 2022, thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg. Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg generously arranged for 50 children and youth to go on a shopping trip- for themselves- to Toys R Us. Youth from the Key Club, who regularly fundraise for community groups in Winnipeg, eagerly assisted the young shoppers with their purchases.   The Rossbrook House participants bought toys, games, and whatever their
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Thank you for all that you do

Happy Holidays! As the song goes, it can be ‘the best time of the year’, when our hearts are open, and we become present to each other. The doors at Rossbrook will be open 24 hours each day of the holidays so that, in the words of Sister MacNamara, “no child who does not want to be alone, should ever have to be.” On behalf of all of us at Rossbrook House, thank you for all you do to support a safe place for children and youth to belong, play, learn and become…at Rossbrook, other service organizations, in your homes
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