True Spirit of the Holidays

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Dear Editor,


I am a settlement worker at the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council and on Friday December 10th, 2010 I took my clients, who are an Oromo Refugee Family, to Zellers to purchase their essential household items before moving into their new home. As we were waiting in line a women approached us and was talking with us and asking questions about their child and where they were from and the settlement process in Canada.  She left for a few minutes and returned with a Fisher Price farm set for their child.  She said to the cashier that she wanted to add this toy to their items.  We said that this was very nice but not necessary but she insisted.  When we got to the till the woman took out her credit card and said “I will be paying for these items”  all $450.00 of it.  We were in shock and said to her that it wasn’t necessary.  She said “I know what it’s like to start-up again after moving, let them spend the money on something else they need”  I gave her a big hug and thanked her and then we left.  She would not give us her name and we just want to thank her from the bottom of our hearts.  It is people like this that truly know the meaning of this time of year and deserve to be honoured.  Whoever you are please accept our sincerest thanks and the following words are from the Newcomer family that you have helped out so much.


“We would like to say thank you so much to the woman that purchased our household items for us at Zellers on Friday.  We are very grateful for this and we will never forget your kindness. – Galatom Bayyesigal tofadhaa Galan ke Rabin biraa si hade bw Rabin Akaa ani Gamaode Kanti jen tan si hagamachisw.”


May God grant you all the happiness in the world!


Dejene & Family

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Recent comments

  • Sheila
    December 30, 2010 - 09:50

    So beautiful when an angel appears during XMAS!

    • Gladys
      December 12, 2012 - 14:22

      the beauty of the Christmas spirit!!