Holds Curbside Victorian Tea Fundraiser

Denise and Peter Mulé created the not-for-profit foundation known as Pack a Bag whose mission is to help those in need at Christmas. For the last seven years they have donated a backpack to the men, women, and children living in Milton, Acton, Georgetown, Burlington, and Oakville. Each backpack contains pajamas, an age-appropriate toy, hand knit scarfs and slippers, waterproof gloves or mitts, books, socks, a water bottle, a toque, a toothbrush and toothpaste, toiletries, etc.

This past Christmas of 2020, approximately 2,150 back packs were distributed to the following organizations: Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Halton, Salvation Army (Milton Branch), St. Vincent de Paul, Grace Anglican Church, Food4Kids Halton (includes families in Milton, Acton, Georgetown, Oakville, and Burlington), Milton Transitional Housing, Food for Life, Milton Community Living, Community Youth Program, Shiafra Homes, Living Hope for Care and Counseling, Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf – Milton, plus individuals in the community.

Due to COVID they hosted their annual Victorian Tea fundraiser as a curbside pick-up on Saturday June 5th. Over 200 Victorian Tea lunches were sold and picked up from Peter and Denise Mule’s Milton home. They were dressed in Victorian attire as they passed out lunches. Each Victorian Tea lunched included two scones, jam, cream, fruit, three different teas, and a wide selection of desserts. A beautiful rose was included and completed the package.

Also at the Victorian Tea they were greeted by Reis Boers and Mayor Krantz. Earlier in the week Denise and Peter had been invited to a Zoom Gala meeting being held by the Rotary Club of Milton. At the meeting to their surprise and shock, they were awarded the Paul Harris Award. Reis Boers at the Rotary Club meeting recognized them for what they deliver to the community through Pack a Bag for a Friend.

“The Paul Harris Fellow Award is the highest honour a club can bestow on a person, either inside or outside the club. The award therefore acknowledges “service above self” which that individual has offered to their community, their nation or indeed to the world. Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary and this award program was created to fund many Rotary Foundation programs. Members of the club must have collectively contributed US$1,000 to the Rotary Foundation for the privilege of recognizing a person in this way.”

To learn more about Pack a Bag visit their webpage at www.pack-a-bag.com

To learn more about Milton Rotary visit their webpage at www.miltonrotaryclub.com

Denise and Peter Mulé created the not-for-profit foundation known as Pack a Bag whose mission is to help those in need at Christmas. For the last seven years they have donated a backpack to the men, women, and children living in Milton, Acton, Georgetown, Burlington, and Oakville.

Each backpack contains pajamas, an age-appropriate toy, hand knit scarfs and slippers, waterproof gloves or mitts, books, socks, a water bottle, a toque, a toothbrush and toothpaste, toiletries, etc.

This past Christmas of 2020, approximately 2,150 back packs were distributed to the following organizations: Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Halton, Salvation Army (Milton Branch), St. Vincent de Paul, Grace Anglican Church, Food4Kids Halton (includes families in Milton, Acton, Georgetown, Oakville, and Burlington), Milton Transitional Housing, Food for Life, Milton Community Living, Community Youth Program, Shiafra Homes, Living Hope for Care and Counseling, Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf – Milton, plus individuals in the community.

Due to COVID they hosted their annual Victorian Tea fundraiser as a curbside pick-up on Saturday June 5th. Over 200 Victorian Tea lunches were sold and picked up from Peter and Denise Mule’s Milton home. They were dressed in Victorian attire as they passed out lunches. Each Victorian Tea lunched included two scones, jam, cream, fruit, three different teas, and a wide selection of desserts. A beautiful rose was included and completed the package.

Also at the Victorian Tea they were greeted by Reis Boers and Mayor Krantz. Earlier in the week Denise and Peter had been invited to a Zoom Gala meeting being held by the Rotary Club of Milton. At the meeting to their surprise and shock, they were awarded the Paul Harris Award. Reis Boers at the Rotary Club meeting recognized them for what they deliver to the community through Pack a Bag for a Friend.

“The Paul Harris Fellow Award is the highest honour a club can bestow on a person, either inside or outside the club. The award therefore acknowledges “service above self” which that individual has offered to their community, their nation or indeed to the world. Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary and this award program was created to fund many Rotary Foundation programs. Members of the club must have collectively contributed US$1,000 to the Rotary Foundation for the privilege of recognizing a person in this way.”

To learn more about Pack a Bag visit their webpage at www.pack-a-bag.com

To learn more about Milton Rotary visit their webpage at www.miltonrotaryclub.com

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