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Surrey Christmas Bureau Welcomes New Leader

After longtime Surrey Christmas Bureau director KC Gilroy hung up her sleigh bells in June, another self-described “Christmas nut” has signed on to lead the charity.

“I have some big shoes to fill,” said new executive director Lisa Werring, who has spent much of her career in the non-profit sector, largely helping vulnerable children.

“The Kindness of Strangers”
“On Tuesday morning, about 40 people — couples, mothers, fathers and even a grandmother — stood in the cold outside the Surrey Christmas Bureau’s toy depot on 108th Avenue. They were waiting to take numbers so they could register before the Dec. 4 deadline for their families to receive food and gifts for the holidays.
“There are so many people that do it and I was hearing about lineups that were 80 people long by 6 a.m.,” said Katie Puckey, who was second in line and had been waiting since 5:30 a.m.” Click here to read the rest of the story in Indulge Magazine

“Empty Stocking Fund: Surrey folks line up in cold hoping to make Christmas better for their kids.” “There are families not far from you whose year-round struggles to make ends meet are compounded as the holiday season nears, and efforts to provide a little holiday happiness seem futile.
For single mother-of-three Shelley Grant, those difficulties are all too familiar.” Click here to read the rest of the story inThe Province Newspaper