The Surrey Christmas Bureau (SCB) is a non-profit, charitable organization providing low-income, Surrey-resident families with grocery gift cards and toys each Christmas.
Services support the experience of a joyful Christmas celebration to those who may not be financially able to achieve it on their own. The SCB is volunteer-based and works closely with a wide variety of community groups, churches, schools, individual residents and businesses in order to successfully operate its annual programs.
Fundraising efforts are largely focused during the pre-Christmas period. Direct monetary donations support the purchase of food gift cards from major local grocers. Gift cards are given to families according to family size to be used for Christmas meals. Donated toys are distributed to the children of registered families through a central toy depot. Families are also matched with sponsors through the Adopt-A-Family program. Sponsors then provide food and gifts directly to registrants.
Our mandate is to ensure Surrey children up to age 18 have access to toys and gifts at Christmas and all registered low-income families have access to grocery gift cards.
Under the committed leadership of a volunteer Board of Directors and its staff members, the SCB strives to facilitate manageable growth and stability of its services. It also attempts to continually increase and diversify community partnerships, volunteers, donors and the membership of the organization.