Canning’s Penny Dykens has collected 40 slow cookers to give away to needy families.
As of 2 p.m. Feb. 7, 39 slow cookers had arrived at Apple Tree Landing Children’s Centre and then Dykens was overjoyed when number 40 turned up.
“I realized we did it. We reached out goal,” she said.
Dykens said she gets emotional when she reflects on the generosity of the people in her community.
“We live in hard times and often under difficult circumstances, but we always love and show kindness to those around us. There is nothing we cannot change if we hold onto those things.”
She started a drive last month on her Social Media for Social Change Facebook page. Dykens wanted six-quart slow cookers because she knows families who will use them to feed a hungry family by learning how to prepare healthier options.
A workshop will be offered to the 40 families and recipes have been contributed.