The Surrey Christmas Bureau (SCB) is a non-profit, charitable organization providing our city’s low-income families with toys, holiday gifts, stocking stuffers and grocery certificates each Christmas.
We are volunteer-based and work closely with a wide variety of community groups, churches, schools, individual residents and businesses.
Fundraising supports the purchase and distribution of age-appropriate toys. A central depot is set up and parents who may not be able to afford items are able to pick out toys, games, stuffed animals, sports equipment and winter wear for their children. Grocery cards are also distributed according to family size to be used for holiday meals.
In addition, many families are matched with sponsors through our Adopt-A-Family program. Sponsors then directly provide toys, gifts and food to registrants. This assistance especially helps families who have children with unique challenges and considerations.
Under the committed leadership of a volunteer Board of Directors and staff, the SCB strives to facilitate manageable growth and stability of its services. We work continually to increase and diversify community partnerships, volunteers, donors and our organization’s membership.
As Surrey continues to grow, and as the economy’s instability lingers, each year there is a greater need for the services we provide.