The families we touch are, of course, the most important part of the Surrey Christmas Bureau. Often, the act of giving has a wonderful way of giving back…
I and four of my colleagues presented the gifts to our Adopt a Family yesterday.
This was our first experience with adopting a family for Christmas, my team was extremely generous with their donations and their hearts. We had an awesome time shopping for the gifts, taking lots of consideration of the children’s ages and their interests, and wrapping them in a team sit down where most of the 17 members were involved. It was quite amusing watching the creativity of each emerge and to see some amazing gift wrapping techniques utilized.
My manager even took on the task of shopping on his own for Christmas stockings and fillers for all three members of the family. As he is from Venezula, he had never even heard of this practise before. He had a great time sourcing gifts small enough to fit into the stockings, and even personalized each little red velour stocking by ironing on stencilled letters spelling each family members name on all three. I believe he may even be starting a new trend with his own family this year.
We packed the gifts and stockings in little red Santa bags and all wore fluffy red and white Santa hats for the delivery.
We have all throughly enjoyed this effort and look forward to adopting again next year… possibly even two or three families.
TELUS BC Wireless Implementation Team