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.
Sonia Facchini walked into the Hospital For Sick Children in September carrying a $1,900 cheque. She says she plans to do the same this year, but with a bigger gift in hand.
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.