Generous donations, of both gifts and money, continue to come into the Mission Christmas Bureau.
Once again, John Connor has donated some bicycles for the children in Mission. Connor has made this generous gesture every year, for more than 15 years.
According to bureau organizers, there are more than 350 children who will be receiving gifts this year and over 500 families registered at this point to receive food hampers.
The Mission Community Services Society Board would like to thank all the individuals, organizations, volunteers and staff for their support of the 2017 campaign and upholding the vision of Helping People, Changing Lives, Building Community.
- Dec. 14 – Fireman’s Santa Food Drive in the Hillside Elementary Catchment area.
- Dec. 8-9 – Festival of Trees at All Saints Anglican Church.
- Dec. 9 and 16 – The Santa Trains run at 10 a.m. and head to Vancouver from the West Coast Express station in Mission. The return train leaves Vancouver at 4 p.m. and is home by 5:15 p.m. Cost of a return ticket is an unwrapped gift.
These events offer the community a chance to donate funds, toys and non-perishable food items for the bureau’s Christmas hampers.