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Is COVID In The Way Between Us And Christmas Joy? Not According To 2600 Women Entrepreneurs!

On Monday, November 30th, the women from Mississauga & Area Women in Business (MAWB) came together to break the COVID curse to make a Christmas worth remembering for families who are less fortunate this holiday season. The Compass Food Bank and Outreach benefited from the generosity of these women entrepreneurs who donated 364 Christmas Stockings filled with toiletries, toys, treats, and more for the children of The Compass Foodbank and Outreach program.

I’m always so inspired by the generosity of the MAWB women. Always willing to go above and beyond to help those in need. This is our sixth initiative for The Compass Foodbank and it’s always such an amazing feeling knowing that we are impacting the lives of so many children, mothers, fathers, and caregivers. I love how so many members of our community involved their children in this work as well, teaching them to become generous and kind compassionate members of the Mississauga community

Christine Hull, Founder of the MAWB

On delivery day, four (4) volunteer MAWBsters, Alexis Duncan, Elizabeth LaPointe, Cathy Bochnak, and Christine Hull arrived with 4 carloads full of filled Christmas stocking. Waiting at the Compass for the delivery were Sheryl Darlington, Volunteer Manager and Kristy Sheehan, Volunteer in charge of the #SpreadtheJoy Christmas stocking drive.

“The stockings dropped off are just magnificent, so much more than we ever imagined. Thank you so much! Think of the joy of all the kids on Christmas morning opening them. What a delight!” –

Sheryl, The Compass Food Bank.

About the Compass Food Bank and Outreach Program

The Compass was founded by a group of local Christian churches in 2002 to create a safe and welcome place for people to come to help.  They offer immediate assistance with food, then work with clients offering practical and spiritual support to the challenges that often come along with a low in-come.  Each year, the Ontario Association of Food Banks compiles a comprehensive report on hunger and food bank use in Ontario.  Currently, more than 500,000+ adults, seniors and children have received food and support from Ontario Food Banks.  You can read the full Hunger Report here.

Volunteer at The Compass Foodbank and Outreach Program!

Food Banks are an essential service and must continue operations through the COVID-19 response. Processes are in place to keep volunteer numbers on site low, and social distancing measures are in place. Click here to get more information on how to apply!

Thank You Message from The Compass (Dec. 15, 2020)

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Press Release – MAWB – Final with images


Established January 8, 2018, the Mississauga & Area Women in Business (MAWB) is the fastest-growing, most dynamic networking group for women based out of Mississauga. The members of MAWB, also known as MAWBsters, are local women, from Mississauga and the sur- rounding communities, who come together to support each other’s businesses, offer advice and encouragement, and foster both business relationships and real friendships. If you are a businesswoman, you’re invited to join our Facebook group.

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