Single Saskatoon mother of two gets early Christmas surprise

By CRM Staff

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — December 23, 2013 — A Saskatoon family in need received a special Christmas surprise after winning C95 FM’s Christmas Wish holiday contest.

Jodi, a single mother of two, was woken up just days before Christmas to find herself being handed the keys to a new car by Joe Giocoli, CEO of Precision Auto Body, in addition to being presented with a slew of donated Christmas gifts for her and her children. 

The gifts were presented to Jodi live on the air during C95’s radio broadcast.

Jodi had been trying to buy a new vehicle for years, but had never been able to having to constantly worry about her youngest, Lily, 4, who suffers from cerebral palsy, epilepsy and a lung disease, and is constantly in and out of the hospital.

Despite her joy and appreciation, she couldn’t help but feel she didn’t deserve to win and that someone else might need the gifts more than her and her two young children.

Giocoli says the community has been supporting him and his company for nearly 30 years, and he felt this was his chance to give back to the community in a substantial way, feeling there isn’t a better way to help someone at Christmas than by contributing to C95’s Christmas Wish contest.

The donated car came complete with six months worth of free fuel from E and M Real Estate, while free car washes have been covered by Golf’s Car Wash for one full year. Finally, Jodi was given car insurance for six months from Al Hattie Insurance.

All toys were provided by the Giggle Factory, via Geoff Rathgaber, an RBC mortage broker. In addition, the family received $600 in gift certificates from Co-op and Wal-Mart, contributed by the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon.


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