Record-Breaking, Third Annual ‘Bring on the Balls’
Surrey, B.C. – Each Christmas, 4,000 children from low income families eagerly anticipate receiving gifts donated to the Surrey Christmas Bureau, but hundreds of teenagers are left empty-handed. When the team at Sutton - Premier Realty discovered this sad fact three years ago, they decided to “bring on the balls”—specifically balls for soccer, basketball, volleyball and other sports. On Wednesday, December 4, 2019 they delivered 364 balls to the Surrey Christmas Bureau.
“Volunteers at Surrey Christmas Bureau welcomed us with open arms as they were so happy we had thought of the teenagers,” says Office Administrator Manny Sraw. “The day we delivered items they had entirely run out of gifts for ages 13 to 18.”
Sutton - Premier Realty also donated 40 wireless Bluetooth speakers and 40 jigsaw puzzles for the teenagers. Each holiday season, this generous team adopts several families through the Surrey Christmas Bureau and fills hampers full of gifts and food for breakfast and a traditional dinner of turkey and all the fixings.
To raise money for these projects, REALTORS® in this office donated $20 to $250 plus, throughout the year, they host fundraisers such as a comedy show and poker nights.
The logistics of delivering 364 sports balls was a bit daunting until sales associates Rami Hanna and PJ Cheema lent their large vehicles to the cause.
“I've invested in a Sprinter van, but before I put it to use for my business, it was only fitting to use it for the delivery of the balls and other donations. I’m lucky to work with a group of people who continue to go above and beyond.”
Pictured top: Razaik Cheema, Rami Hanna, John Lee, Sadaf Baig, PJ Cheema, Nicholas Lal, Manny Sraw and Kevin Trieu.
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