A lot of people see Christmas as a time for giving, when we give gifts to friends and family who mean a lot to us.
And there is also the element of receiving as well. But as the old saying goes, it is more blessed to give than to receive.
This recent Christmas season the Steelworkers Union in Labrador City certainly showed that giving assistance to various groups in Labrador West was a big part of their agenda.
In recent weeks, donations were made to the local food bank which was the recipient of a $400 donation.
As well, all four schools in Labrador West received a $250 donation.
The local special Olympics Group received $2,750 from the union. A donation was made to the ministerial fund of $1,400 from Local #5795, and an additional $2,550 was given from District 6, which is the Steelworkers District the locals in Labrador West are a part of.
As was reported earlier in The Aurora, Local #6185, the union representing employees of the Towns of Wabush and Labrador City provided a Christmas dinner on Dec. 25 for people who were alone or who had family away for the holidays. They also helped provide meals to seniors earlier in December.
Those were just a few of the things the Steelworkers did for the community around Christmas time, but they also contribute throughout the year to food drives, and many other causes, and they say they will continue to do so throughout 2019.