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Surrey Christmas Bureau secures new location :  October 24, 2020

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Burnaby Mother Seeks to Adopt a Grandmother at Christmas to Honor Mother’s Memory:  

November 21, 2021  :

“A Burnaby family wanted to help out a very specific family this Christmastime, one who had gone through some tough times.

“We have had a lot of loss in our family and now we’re in a position to give back,” said Carrie Ann Louis.

Holiday Charity Work in Canada a Challenge For Fundraisers and Donors During Pandemic:

December 13, 2020 “The lack of events is hitting local Christmas Bureaus hard.

“There is no tree-lighting ceremony. There’s no [Santa Claus] parade. Those are often fundraising opportunities for us,” said Surrey Christmas Bureau executive director Lisa Werring.

“There’s no third-party events being held. Toy drives have been very challenging. So it’s been quite impactful on our financial bottom line.”

Toys Toys Toys:  November 23, 2020, “Peace Arch News”:

While the holiday season got off to a rocky start for the Surrey Christmas Bureau, the magic is now alive and well inside the walls of their new home.

A new toy depot site was secured in October after it was discovered thieves had destroyed the old Stardust building they previously operating out of along City Parkway. (click link above to read more)

Empty Stocking Fund: Grandparents, grandchildren helped by Surrey Christmas Bureau for first time November 28, 2020 “The Province” (click link above to read more) 

Two grandparents and their two grandchildren have been helped bySurrey Christmas Bureau, which helps around 2,000 families a year.