If you want something then Joy Parsons believes it doesn’t hurt to ask for it.
A couple of weeks ago the Humber Valley Resort woman send an email to DRL to see if the Triton-based motor coach company could help in making sure a young Pasadena woman got an item that’s of special significance to her.
Cheyenne Moore, 23, has Down Syndrome and has a fondness for the Sears’ Wish Book. She carries one with her all the time.
When one book gets worn out her family digs into its stash of old copies and replaces it. But with the Wish Book being no more the family had become concerned about what will happen when the stash runs out.
Natasha Moore, Cheyenne’s sister, reached out through a Facebook post last month asking if anyone had any old copies of the Wish Book that they could give to her sister.
Parsons is a friend of the family. She’s known Cheyenne’s mom, Pamela Moore, since the two were teens.
Parsons moved out of the province for a while but came back about 19 years ago and started working at a day care that Cheyenne attended.
“I’ve always known about the Wish Book because this has been an ongoing thing since she was very, very small,” said Parsons.
With it being Christmas and the cost of postage being a lot for some people, Parsons decided to reach out to DRL — which provides passenger service across the island and also carries parcels and envelopes — to see if the company could help.
On Tuesday she got the response she was hoping for.
From Dec. 15-31 anyone with a Wish Book can address it to Cheyenne Moore, drop it at the DRL stop closest to them and the books will be brought to Pasadena Convenience Plus at no charge.
Dennis Gill works in the office at DRL. He read Parsons email and was touched by it. He has a son with disabilities and is the president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living.
“It was a number of factors that was working in her favour,” he said with a laugh.
So thinking it was a good idea Gill brought it to manager Jason Roberts. “He’s the man who OK’d it,” he said.
Gill said the company gets a lot of requests and felt this one was really a public service for a good cause.
“Hopefully she’ll get a lot of Wish Books,” said Gill.