Cycling4Diversity founder Ken Herar and a small team of cyclists will be collecting donations for the Mission Christmas Bureau this weekend.

Cycling4Diversity founder Ken Herar and a small team of cyclists will be collecting donations for the Mission Christmas Bureau this weekend.

Mission-based cycling team collects for Christmas Bureau

Cycling4Diversity members visit neighbourhoods Sunday afternoon

A Mission-based group that promotes diversity in BC will be lending its name to help the Mission Christmas Bureau this year.

Cycling4Diversity (C4D) is about connecting with people, explained founder Ken Herar, who offered to help after ready an article on the Mission Christmas Bureau’s struggle in this newspaper last week.

“This is a project we can undertake to make a difference,” said Herar. “It’s a beautiful thing when you can help someone.”

A small group of riders will pedal through Mission streets Sunday afternoon to collect donations for the non-profit organization run by Mission Community Services Society.

A vehicle or two will accompany the cyclists as they collect the contributions.

Donors don’t have to be home when the team rides by, said Herar. “They can leave the donation outside for us.”

Anyone with a can or a few shopping bags full of non-perishable food to donate can call Herar to schedule a time for pick up Sunday. Herar can be reached at 604-615-2499 or cycling4diversity@gmail.com.

C4D was created four years ago to promote diversity and eliminate racism.