Donations Needed for the 12th Annual Children’s Gift House
Updated: Dec 14, 2018
Vernon, B.C. – The community's help is needed to assist children low on cash, but big on heart this Christmas. Organizers of the Children’s Gift House are requesting small items such as wallets, tools, games, gadgets, jewelry, lotion, candles and kitchen items that would be suitable for adults. Children will have the chance to select their gifts on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the People Place centre, which is located at Suite 101 – 3402 27th Avenue in Vernon.
Sandra Bradley, a REALTOR® with Sutton Group – Lakefront Realty, started the Children’s Christmas Workshop in 2006 with the help of the team at RedHead Real Estate. They wanted to give back to the community and assist those less fortunate. The event has grown to feature tables overflowing with gifts and the assistance of dozens of volunteers.
“Moms and dads wait in the kitchen enjoying a cup of coffee, Sun Rype juice and baked goods while the Kal Secondary Leadership Program students escort the children though the store helping them pick out the perfect gift. Volunteers wrap the gifts, so that they are ready to go directly under the Christmas tree,” says Sandra.
“The kids get to experience the joy of giving. For 10 cents to $1 they can buy a great gift to put under the tree for the special adults in their lives. Any money raised is returned back to the community. It is such a joy watching the pride and smiles on the young children's faces as they carry their purchased gifts back to mom and dad.”
In addition to small gifts in new or nearly-new condition, Sandra is hoping for donations of
wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper and bows. Items can be dropped off at Sutton Group - Lakefront Realty, Ladies World, We Care Home Health Services, People Place, Century 21 Executives Vernon, Re/Max Vernon, Royal LePage Vernon, Vantage One Realty/Credit Unions, Brew Mart Vernon and City Furniture, Vernon.
“A big thanks to We Care Home Health Services, Brown’s Social House, which donates ginger bread making kits, the North Okanagan Optimist Club and the crew at Home Building Center for their continued support. Their contributions are greatly appreciated.”
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