The twinkly lights, the frosted windows, the carols sung merrily on high. The season is upon us! We’re starting to dream of decorating the tree, hanging our stockings with care, and waking up to whiteness dusting our neighbourhoods. While there are numerous things to be excited about, the most important part of the holidays is making a difference for those most in need.
While we may have our lists of goodies and treats that we are looking forward to, some families are simply trying to make it through the coldest time of year. The reality is that there are many members of our community who can’t afford to purchase warm clothing. Rising housing costs and an increasing need for shelters mean that a warm place to rest your head at night is not a guarantee in our city.
We are calling on you to be seized by the giving spirit! For the 7th year, we are supporting the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau’s Coats for Kids initiative by collecting warm clothing, food, and toys to be donated to children and families in need in the Lower Mainland. This initiative was started by United Way in 1992 as a way to stem the overwhelming requests from families who were in need of winter jackets, and has been inspiring the gift of warmth ever since.
Now until December 21st, you can drop off your donations with us, and receive a $150 gift card toward any of our services. You will also be entered into 3 great prize draws: Colorscience Gift Basket – $700 value. R3 Gift Basket – $400 value. And a UBL Service Gift Card – $500 value.
Items to Donate:
- Toques, Mitts, and Scarves
- Snow Pants
- Winter Boots
Something that to us could be a small gesture, can go a long way in a child’s life. Having the means to stay warm through-out the winter could be the difference between a happy memory and a cold Christmas. Help us give back so that the only thing children have on their minds are sugar plums and reindeer hooves.
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