Burnaby Family Life seeks Xmas donations

Burnaby Family Life seeking donations to help it fund a program of Christmas cheer for its clients.

It needs about $2,000, says executive director Jeanne Fike in a letter to "friends and supporters."

The local non-profit's clients include people without family supports who have limited opportunities, such as new immigrants, teen mothers and single parents.

This year, it will host 13 Christmas parties for program participants with an average 30 families attending each event. It will host four parties for its family resource program with about 200 children getting a visit from Santa, who also needs a new suit.

The organization serves a turkey dinner to over 100 people in its pregnancy outreach program and this year, for the first time in a decade, it will have to purchase an additional four to five turkeys after the passing of a very special donor who used to cover the cost. Fike said they'd also like to purchase 25 toys for babies and toddlers and 30 gifts for their mothers.

To donate, call 604-659-2200 or email Tax receipts are available of donations of $10 or more.

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