Your donations can help the Mission Christmas Bureau ensure there are presents under the tree for those in need.

Mission Christmas Bureau asking for public’s support

More than 900 kilos of food and $1,500 in toys already collected

The Mission Christmas Bureau has already been witness to plenty of generous community members, who have already donated a total of 900 kilograms of food this month.

The organization has also received $1,500 worth of toys in the past two weeks.

Run through Mission Community Services, the Christmas Bureau Wish Campaign helps those in need during the holiday season.

Organizers want to thank everyone who has donated so far, including the Hopkins family, with whom the bureau has joined forces in the upcoming Candlelight Parade. Organizers say the Hopkins family has reminded them how important it is to help others in the community.

The campaign is still in need of gifts for children aged five to 17. Unwrapped toys and non-perishable food can be dropped of anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday at the storefront location – unit 142 in the Junction Mall, next to The Source.

A number of community events are coming up that support the Christmas bureau. They include:

  • Dec. 6 – The Mission Rotary Carol Festival at the Clarke Theatre;
  • Dec. 7 and 14 – Firemen’s Santa Food Drive; and
  • Dec. 5-9 – 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.

Mission Community Services Society board thanks all individuals, organizations, volunteers and staff for their support for the 2017 campaign and upholding the vision of Helping People, Changing Lives, Building Community.

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