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Family of 14 gets first table large enough to seat them all – Toronto

TORONTO- The day the Costa family moved into their new home they received a surprise that brought tears to their eyes.

The family of 14 has never been able to sit at one table together to eat dinner, but with the help of Jackie Morra that dream has now become a reality.

The large table complete with 14 chairs has also been outfitted with all the necessary dishes, linens and flatware. The table and chairs were donated by Sunpan Modern Home and the rest was donated by Target. Design consultant Jackie Morra contacted Sunpan and Target to ask for their help.

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The table was a complete surprise for the family.

“Oh my God, It’s so beautiful. Susan, thank you, ” Tanya Costa told Susan Hay.

Jackie and her husband Dan worked together as a team to assemble the table and chairs, as well as to set the table, the night before the big surprise.

“I feel like we’re setting up for a wedding,” Jackie said as she was pulling out the dishes.

“To have a table for everyone to sit down during like Thanksgiving, Christmas, dinner in general, it’s going to be so nice to have everyone there talking and being there as a family,” said the eldest daughter Julia.

The Costa family is now in the home that was built for them by Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity has helped to provide safe and affordable housing to more than 3 million people worldwide.

“It’s so beautiful, all the hard work everyone’s put in, how can you even thank them? It’s so absolutely amazing,” Julia said.