LOWER MAINLAND (NEWS 1130) – ‘Tis the season for giving!
Charity drives are underway across the Lower Mainland and we’ve put together a list of a few ways you can give back this holiday season.
A Loving Spoonful
This charity provides nutritious meals for people living with HIV/AIDS and other debilitating illnesses.
The Great Big Give, presented by NEWS 1130 at the Fountainhead Pub – December 15
Donations also accepted online
Collects blankets, socks, scarves, toque, mitts, and gloves for shelters across the Lower Mainland. Also accepts monetary donations online.
Drive on the Line at most Canada Line stations (click here for locations) – November 24 and 25
Dress for Success Vancouver
Helps women enter the workforce with professinal clothing, career services, and skills development
Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver
Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau
Distributes toys, clothes and food vouchers to low-income families during the holidays
Vancouver Charity Toy Drive – December 9
Christmas Wish Breakfast – December 13
Teddy Bear Toss – December 17
Move for Hunger Food Drive
Goal: To donate 10,000 lbs of non-perishable food items to local food banks.
Save-On-Foods (3033 152 Street, Surrey) – December 2
Operation Christmas Child
Collects and packs shoeboxes full of gifts and supplies, then sends them to children who are suffering as a result of war, poverty, famine, disease, and disaster
Learn how to pack a shoebox for donation or give a monetary donation online
The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle campaign
Volunteers help senior and disabled animals
St. Paul’s Hospital Lights of Hope
Visit the lights display on Burrard Street at Comox Street
Surrey Food Bank
Variety the Children’s Charity
Hot chocolate fundraiser taking place at 4990 Belleville Avenue – December 15
Union Gospel Mission
Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue
Volunteers help rescue cats and find the animals foster homes
Charity Craft Fair Woodwards building in Vancouver – November 25
Online Holiday Auction – November 25 to December 4
Lights display at the women’s campus every Friday and Saturday evening from Dec 1 to Dec 16
Christmas Market will also be open — proceeds go into Wagner Hills programs
You can also donate online
Windows of Hope
Unique holiday designs painted on windows at the Richmond Auto Mall, in support of the Richmond Christmas fund.