Christmas Bureau to open in Mission

The Mission Christmas Bureau will be opening its location at unit #346 in the Junction Mall on Monday, Nov. 16.

The Mission Christmas Bureau will be opening its location at unit #346 in the Junction Mall on Monday, Nov. 16. The bureau is located between the Dollar Store and Black Bond Books.

Registrations will begin Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Families need to bring photo ID, proof of Mission residency, Care Cards for all dependents and proof of income.

The bureau will be open for registrations until Dec. 4. It is also open for donations Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until  Dec. 23.

Organizers will gladly accept and need donations of non-perishable food, new toys and gift items as well as money. A tax receipt can be issued for any money donations of $25 or more.

Mission Christmas Bureau is a program of Mission Community Services Society and has been helping the Mission Community for more than 40 years. Last Christmas, 650 low income Mission households were helped, which consisted of over 1,600 adults and children.

Hampers include food as well as new gifts for children.

Organizers are also looking for businesses who would like to have wish trees and for those who would like to sponsor a local family.

Drop in for more information or phone 604-826-3634 or 604-814-3333.

Donations can also be taken to the Mission Community Services Society office on Second Avenue, the Food Centre on Logan Avenue, the Mission Record on First Avenue or Firehall No. 1 on Seventh Avenue.