A post on Twitter yesterday asked: “Interested in volunteering or adopting a family this Christmas?” If so, the Surrey Christmas Bureau wants to hear from you.
The Surrey Christmas Bureau assists hundreds of low-income families with children under the age of 16. Through the Hamper and Adopt-A-Family programs these families receive food certificates, toys, gifts, warm clothing and household items. In addition, the Bureau matches sponsors with nearly 250 families who have children with unique challenges and considerations.
Halloween hasn’t even passed but with less than two months until December 25th, but this is worth considering right now. You can help by being a volunteer or signing up for the Adopt-a-Family program. Sponsors are asked to provide a Christmas breakfast, lunch, and dinner for their adopted families as well as gifts. It’s also recommended that sponsors include a stocking with a small or medium sized gift inside as well.
If you participate as a family, your kids might find the most interest in making up a stocking for another child. If “giving” is your favourite part of Christmas or holiday traditions, this is a perfect activity for you, and it will make a difference.
All resources for becoming a sponsor are available online (by way of PDF downloads) or you can call (604) 585-9670. Follow @SurreyChristmas on Twitter for news and updates.