Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree Lots are now open in several locations around Metro Vancouver. What sets these lots apart is that they are a major annual fundraiser for Aunt Leah’s Place, which helps make a difference in the lives of foster kids, mothers, and babies.
It is estimated that half of BC foster youth will experience homelessness. Aunt Leah’s Society is perhaps the only organization providing programs and support specifically for foster youth transitioning out of government care in BC. Aunt Leah’s provides supported housing, job training, and coaching on essential life skills to foster youth before and after they “age out” of government care at age 19. Aunt Leah’s Tree Lots are the society’s biggest fundraiser each year. Last year, they raised close to $80,000 for Aunt Leah’s unique, targeted programs.
Aunt Leah’s Tree Lot locations for Christmas 2013
Aunt Leah’s has 17 years of experience in tree sales and four locations:
Vancouver Christmas Tree Lot
Location: St. Stephen’s United Church at 54th and Granville Street
Hours: 7 days a week from 10:00am to 9:00pm
Burnaby Christmas Tree Lot
Location: All Saints Anglican Church at Royal Oak and Rumble
Hours: Monday to Thursday from 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10:00am to 9:00pm
Coquitlam Christmas Tree Lot
Location: Eagle Ridge United Church at 2813 Glen Drive
Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10:00am to 9:00pm
North Vancouver Christmas Tree Lot
Location: Lonsdale Quay – East Plaza 123 Carrie Cates Court
Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm
One hundred percent of the profits from Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree sales go to pay for housing and programs to support vulnerable new moms and other youths who are aging out of the foster-care system.
There are seven different types of trees along with stands, wreaths, ornaments and other greenery available for purchase as well. Last year I partnered with Aunt Leah’s for a giveaway and they have graciously offered up a beautiful wreath once again (value $40). Here’s how you can enter to win:
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Update The winner is @jessbailey7!