Mission Christmas Bureau now open

Mission Christmas Bureau now open

This year’s goal is to top the $100,000 mark to help those in need

With one month to go until Christmas, the Christmas Bureau Wish Campaign is hoping that the community will respond as in past years and step forward to ensure that the children in need have a wonderful holiday this year.

The financial goal for this year’s campaign is, as it was last year, to break the $100,000 mark.

The Christmas Bureau Wish Campaign needs everything from non-perishable food items to unwrapped gifts for five to 17-year olds. It also welcomes cash donations and gift cards.

Anyone needing help over the Christmas season can register for assistance. The store front office is open for registration Monday to Friday, until Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Donations can be dropped off at the store front Monday to Saturday or at Mission Community Services on 33179, 2nd Ave.

The Christmas Bureau temporary office is location at Unit #142 (next to The Source) in the Junction Mall.

There are a number of community events coming up that will help the Christmas Bureau’s cause. They include:

  • Dec. 1 – The Candlelight Parade;
  • Dec. 6 – The Mission Rotary Carol Festival at the Clark Theatre;
  • Dec. 5-9 – The Festival of Trees at All Saints Anglican Church.

These events offer the community a chance to donate funds toys and non-perishable food items for the Bureau’s Christmas hampers.

The Mission Community Services Society Board would like to thank all individuals, organizations, volunteers and staff for their support for 2017 campaign and upholding its vision of Helping People, Changing Lives, Building Community.