On Christmas Day, after the stockings are open and the turkey heads into the oven, there is a group of dedicated community volunteers that hits the streets to make sure everyone gets some holiday cheer as a part of the Whalley Santa Cause.
Whalley Santa Cause
Now in its 6th year, the Whalley Santa Cause has been collecting donations of toiletries and personal hygiene items. On Christmas Day, they will meet at Gateway station to walk around the neighbourhood to hand out the hampers, jackets, sweaters, and socks.
Where: Gateway Skytrain Station, 13401 108 Ave, Surrey
When: Sunday, December 25, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
If you would like to volunteer, join the Facebook event to get all the latest info for the big day. Updates are also posted on the Facebook page. They do not need any more donations of soap, but other items are welcome along with cash donations.
Volunteers must be over the age of 16, as they are dealing with addiction, homelessness, active drug use and prostitution on the streets. Contact Whalley Santa Cause founder Erica Beckstead for more information and to sign up to help: