Think of the teens and tweens

’Tis the season of giving and, for the most part, the residents of the Shuswap are known for stepping up and giving generously

’Tis the season of giving and, for the most part, the residents of the Shuswap are known for stepping up and giving generously during the holidays.

The Salvation Army Food Bank and Second Harvest see a surge in donations of non-perishable food, as food drives and programs such as the CP Rail Holiday Train serve to put cans and boxes on the shelves.

The idea of providing a wonderful Christmas for those less fortunate is a priority for many citizens, who do not want to see families, and especially children, go without.

The idea of bringing a smile to a young child’s face is very appealing. But there is a another group that appears to be somewhat forgotten – the teens and tweens of the area. They may have lost the cuteness of childhood, but they haven’t lost the desire to be shown caring and kindness in the form of a Christmas present.

The Salvation Army is reporting they are especially low on gifts for the ages 10-13, and they are especially short of presents for girls. Last year, the organization provided gifts for more than 200 children in Salmon Arm and not all of them are little kids.

So when you are thinking about buying a gift to help make Christmas bright, maybe think about the older child too.

 

 

Just Posted

Longtime Shuswap school bus driver takes one last ride

Kathy Keam drove students on the same bus route for 38 years

Dogs called heroes in Blind Bay residential blaze

Homeonwers safe but one pet missing, another confirmed dead following fire

Semi in ditch slows Highway 97 traffic north of Vernon

The accident occurred near Irish Creek Road Thursday, Jan. 17

Freezing rain, some snow forecasted for Okanagan-Similkameen-Shuswap

Environment Canada forecasting freezing rain and snow for much of the region

Salmon Arm youth eyes national event in meeting with Justin Trudeau

Friendship Day founder Brody Paton shares vision for national event with prime minister

B.C. opioid crisis to get same world-renowned treatment approach as HIV/AIDS

A program that focuses on treatment as prevention will roll out Jan. 17

In limbo: Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couples

Some are outright abandoned by people who quit paying storage fees and other couples struggle with tough decisions

BREAKING: Jury finds man accused of killing B.C. girl, 12, guilty

Twelve-year-old Monica Jack disappeared in May 1978 while riding her bike along a highway in Merritt, B.C.

AC/DC tribute ready to rock Okanagan

Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton stops on LA Bonfire tour

B.C. government extends coastal log export rules for six months

Premier John Horgan talks forest policy at loggers’ convention

South Okanagan RCMP searching for man accused of sex offences

Ivan Glen Winchester, is wanted in B.C. for historical sexual offences

B.C. pair accused of ‘honour-killing’ in India to be extradited within days

Malkit Kaur Sidhu and Surjit Singh Badesha are accused of conspiracy to commit murder

Netflix rejects request to remove Lac-Megantic images from ‘Bird Box’

At least two shows on Netflix’s Canadian platform briefly use actual footage of the 2013 tragedy

FOCUS: Canada’s revamped impaired driving law brews ‘potential for injustice’

There must be ‘trigger’ for cops to come knocking, Surrey MP says

Most Read