Cowichan Neighbourhood House’s president Chrissy Kemppi, left, and steering committee chair Arlene Robinson receive cheques from the Chemainus Legion, represented by president Len Lavender, in the amounts of $1,500 for Christmas hampers and $1,200 for the Cowichan Neighbourhood House Youth Program.  (Photo by Tami Graham)

Cowichan Neighbourhood House’s president Chrissy Kemppi, left, and steering committee chair Arlene Robinson receive cheques from the Chemainus Legion, represented by president Len Lavender, in the amounts of $1,500 for Christmas hampers and $1,200 for the Cowichan Neighbourhood House Youth Program. (Photo by Tami Graham)

Chemainus Legion provides funding gifts to community organizations

Much-needed cheques distributed in the spirit of the season

Chemainus Legion Branch 191 got into the giving spirit of Christmas in a big way Friday.

The Legion distributed several cheques to community organizations and groups from funds raised through its Friday night bingos and three weekly meat draws, all carried out by volunteers.

Chemainus Harvest House Christmas Hamper Program received $1,000 and the Food Bank another $1,500, with presentations made by Chemainus Legion president Len Lavender to Harvest House treasurer Barbara Swanson.

Cowichan Neighbourhood House was represented by president Chrissy Kemppi and steering committee chair Arlene Robinson for donations of $1,500 by the Legion to Christmas hampers and $1,200 to the youth program.

The Chemainus Little Town Christmas celebrations received $1,000, the Chemainus/Crofton Community School Association $2,200 and the Fuller Lake Skating Club $1,000.