Brighten the season for families in need

The Shuswap Family Resource Centre is looking for those who are willing to "adopt" a family for the season or provide gifts for youths.

  • Nov. 27, 2012 12:00 p.m.

The Shuswap Family Resource Centre is once again sponsoring the “Family to Family Christmas Gift Campaign for Children and Youth” and their “Adopt a Family for the Season” program.

The objective of the family to family campaign is to provide a gift for infants to 19 years of age whose families may be experiencing hardship this holiday season.

The names of children needing the service are generated from several agencies including School District #83, Ministry of Children and Family Development, Shuswap Children’s Association and SASCU Downtown Activity Centre.

There are a number of ways to get on-board with both campaigns:

Choose a tag from a tree located at the Mall at Piccadilly or the Family Resource Centre and return an unwrapped gift to the mall’s administration office or the resource centre by Friday, Dec. 14. Leave the gifts unwrapped, but please provide paper, tape, ribbons and gift tags.

To adopt a family, who will remain anonymous, businesses or individuals may call the resource centre at 250-832-2170.

Cheques are always welcome and should be payable to the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society.

Last year the centre provide more than 750 gifts thanks to the generosity of this community, says executive director Patricia Thurston.


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