This is the 16th year Sonia Facchini has helped organize a Christmastime clothing and food drive. And this year’s, she says, carries with it a special urgency.
Thwack. “Fore!” Ka-ching.
In a relatively new church in the heart of suburban Woodbridge, an ancient medieval tradition unfolded recently before a gathering of dames and cloaked knights.
Sonia Facchini and about 80 friends from Kleinburg’s St. Padre Pio Catholic Church parish will be paying a visit to the Good Shepherd Centre in downtown Toronto next Saturday.
Sonia Facchini was carrying a $1,900 cheque when she walked into the Hospital For Sick Children last Friday. She says the journey was both inspired by and in honour of her late mother’s legacy as a tireless supporter of charitable causes. When Maria Facchini died in June 2006, son Michael and daughter Sonia decided the best way to remember their mother was to carry on in her footsteps.