Twenty-Sixteen Was Because of You!

St. Matthew’s School’s gym this past November saw more smiles then ever. Well we will let the photos tell you the story!

Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors this past year!

Have a ‘smashhit’ Holiday Season and pay it forward!

Noelle’s Gift Committee Members 🙂

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Noelle’s Light Shines On

Speaking of ‘shine on’ the weather on October 1, 2016 for Light up the Night for Noelle ended up being the perfect the temperature for this yearly event. Congratulations to Adam Chevis from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario for winning the men’s 10k run at 40.3 minutes.

Thank you to all the participants, volunteers and sponsors. Our event was successful because of you.

Click here to see all the behind action! Please feel free to download the images.

Noelle’s Gift Committee Members 🙂

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Call Someone Who Cares

Is .25 cents the standard cost to call someone? Its’ possible that this rate has increased over time? How much does it cost to use a payphone these days? Can .25 cents change someone’s day?

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Theo’s older Brother gifted him a envelope full of .25 cents pieces for his fifth birthday. Maybe only five quarters existed in the envelope? Theo’s mother found a Noelle’s Gift kindness card at a BBQ near the splash pad in Sarnia this past summer.

At five-years old today; Theo is grasping the idea of paying it forward with his quarters. His mother explained that he was overwhelmed with excitement at the idea of passing his quarters to the next person who visited the ‘fish feeding station’ under the Bluewater Bridge.

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Now lets’ reflect on the facts for a moment….

The Brother gifted a bunch of quarters; the value doesn’t matter

The Mother passed on a idea

Theo left lots of ‘fish food’ as a gift of kindness to the next person whom cared about feeding the fish of our water streams.

hmmm…… full circle?

You’re a ‘Smash hit’ Theo! The choice of how many quarters you chose to share with the next person inline doesn’t matter because you just ‘called’ hundreds of people with your kindness!

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Noelle’s Gift Committee Members 🙂

Fitness and Kisses

Sarnia-Lambton where do we start? You’re amazing! Noelle’s Gift of Fitness 2016 raised a slight kiss over $66,000. Thank you to all the donors, participants and volunteers! Kaoss Studios -3032 Kaoss Studios -3053 Kaoss Studios -2911

This past weekend two amazing and community involved individuals ‘tied the knot’. They kicked the traditional clinking of the glass to the curb. Instead of forcing kisses during their wedding dinner at Sarnia Golf and Curling Club; they chose to have a Kiss Jar with donations going to Noelle’s Gift. They informed us that the larger the donation the more passionate the kiss was. They donated $470 towards helping kids ‘grow up great’ with a simple kisses. We know there were a few red bills – we will let you do the math on the length of those kisses 🙂

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Every contribution big or small reaches those whom need it most!

Thank you Sarnia-Lambton

Noelle’s Gift Committee Members 🙂

Gift of Fitness 2016

Thats a wrap!

We started Noelle’s Gift of Fitness 2016 with sunrise Yoga under the Bluewater Bridge. Six venues hosted fitness-forward fun in the early morning to mid afternoon and six exciting activity stations took place for kids at Canatara Park mid afternoon too. Runners of all ages finished the afternoon off running/walking in the beautiful sunshine. The tradition continued with Yoga stretch and relax at 3pm followed by the epic after party at Norm’s Pub & Grill later in the evening.

Everything above concluded another remarkable year for us.Thank you to all our donors, venues, participants and to our community as a whole.

Did you see all the pictures posted from all the venues on Noelle’s Gift of Fitness Facebook Page? 

See additional pictures here. Feel free to download and share with your friends and family!

Thank you once again Sarnia-Lambton!

Noelle’s Gift Committee Members 🙂

 

Next NY Shoe Fashion Designer

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Lexi’s friends and family always joke that she would move to New York to become a shoe fashion designer when she gets older. She always had a love and passion for shoes; she already owns hundreds of pairs of shoes for any outfit she needs for the special occasion.

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On Sunday April 17, 2016 Lexi turned sixteen years old. She has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair. Her slogan is “shoes matter, just ask Cinderella”. Beyond shoes Lexi bowls every Saturday with Community Living and has for the last seven years, so what better place to celebrate her sweet-sixteen than Marcin Bowl.

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Lexi wanted her friends and family to provide shoes for children in need, so kids could put miles and miles on a pair of running shoes, splash in summer puddles with sandals or even a nice pair of flats.

Lexi’s request for no gifts and only shoes to be gifted was successful with 82 pairs of shoes. Way to go Lexi you’re a Smash Hit!

Thank you for your generosity,

Noelle’s Gift Committee Members 🙂

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Air Time – Flash of Fitness

As much as we long for warmer spring weather; a sunflower will still blossom mid-summer and that can’t be rushed, so for now we’re in ‘air time’ until that touch of warmth relieves us from the soft winter we just had. Sunflowers are destine to reach the sky very soon.

Speaking of air time; TV Cogeco will be flashing our upcoming Noelle’s Gift of Fitness annual event from April 11th – April 16th on their Sports File. The show airs Tuesday @8pm, Wednesday @9pm and Friday @6pm and 9pm.

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Noelle’s Gift Committee Members 🙂