For 105 years, The Province’s Empty Stocking Fund has been dedicated to making the holidays brighter for B.C. residents who are less fortunate.

As a child, Jennifer Souvanvong’s immigrant family discovered the magic of Christmas bureaus.

“It was later in life that I remembered going somewhere and picking up gifts, and then all of a sudden, I don’t know what it was, I just thought, ‘Hey, was there a donation place we went to?’ ”


She decided to do something about it. She began by sponsoring a family through the Surrey Christmas Bureau. Another time she asked for donations to be sent to the bureau instead of getting gifts for her birthday, which falls in December.


Then, a couple of years ago, she been organizing a toy drive at her office at Blue Pearl Mortgage.


“My office has jumped on-board. It became a competition.” Two teams in the office of 29 compete to see who can bring in the most toys.

 Click here to read more.