Good Cheer for All

Fortunately for many this time of year is filled with joy and abundance. For others, however, the impending holiday season can create stress and strain.

We believe in the power of community and, as a new business, we have seen firsthand the kindness and generosity of our friends and neighbours.

This year, we are ‘paying it forward’ by organizing what we are fondly calling a ‘Cheer Drive.’ Open to all residents of Fogo Island, the purpose of our drive is simply to spread some holiday cheer.

Eligibility criteria are simple: Could you, or someone you know stand a little pick-me-up? Let us know! We won’t pry, or scrutinize applications in any way.

Perhaps you have a family member living alone, or a friend with family in far flung locales; maybe the past few months have been a real kicker, and the thought of a little random act of kindness puts a smile on your face.

Whatever the reason, all nominees will be given a free care package including grocery items and gifts, no questions asked.

Should you wish to contribute to our Cheer Drive, we will be accepting shelf-stable foods and new, unused gifts up to December 10, 2019. Whether it be a new ‘re-gift’, or favourite pantry item, we will gratefully accept it all.

Bangbelly’s elves will then distribute their bounty on December 11, 2019.

To sign up for a free holiday care package, or to nominate a deserving individual or family to receive one, call 709.266.2020, email, or pop by during our operating hours to fill out a confidential form.

When applying, please make sure to identify the recipient’s name(s), age(s), and a detailed delivery address so we can easily find the drop-off location. The more information you can provide, from interests to clothing size to favourite colour, the better equipped we will be to select appropriate gifts and goodies.

All applicants will be handled with the strictest confidentiality, and all information collected during the drive will be destroyed upon use.

‘Tis the season of giving, so let’s work together to bring cheer to everyone on Fogo Island this holiday.

One thought on “Good Cheer for All

  1. Liz

    What a wonderful thoughtful idea, so proud of you both in your accomplishments to date and have a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.
    Cousin Liz

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