DeGroote-Hill AE peewees went door-to-door last Wednesday night dressed up in Halloween costumes to ‘Trick or Treat so others can eat.’
“It’s all non-perishable food,” said DeGroote-Hill AE peewee coach Jeff VanRybroeck, noting they plan to continue the team’s good deeds ‘every month or so’ to teach the 10-12 year old hockey players that volunteering in the community is a good thing to do moving forward.
“Tonight, we went around trick or treating, partnered with DeGroote-Hill,” said VanRybroeck, noting DeGroote-Hill Chevrolet Buick GMC supports a backpack program at the Helping Hand Food Bank.
“They fill backpacks with food for kids that need it. This food will all go into that backpack program that’s done within the schools, so that kids that don’t have food, or don’t have the abilities, can have something.”
The team left the Tillsonburg Community Centre at 5 p.m., dividing up to reach as many subdivisions as possible in two hours, accompanied by parents and team staff. At each door the children would say ‘Trick or Treat so kids can eat’ and explain they were collecting non-perishable food for Helping Hand to go toward the backpack program.