Even during the best of times, Santa has always appreciated a bit of help in making sure the spirit of Christmas giving finds its way to every home. And these are not the best of times.
In this daunting year, a lot of folks have lost their jobs or had their hours or pay cut.
Our charitable organizations, who do much of the heavy lifting picking up those who have fallen through the social safety net, have seen the need grow exponentially.
Yet they have had their own ability to raise badly needed funds hampered by the tough but necessary COVID-19 public health orders.
While it may be shaping up to be a particularly cold and dark Dec. 25 for some of our neighbours, there is still tremendous potential to spread some warmth and light. We can all become Santa’s helpers. This is especially so for the North Shore where we have so many who remain blessed all year long.
At this point, don’t worry about making a trip to the store to find the perfect gift for someone you haven’t met.
The good folks at our non-profit organizations like the Hollyburn Family Services Society, Family Services of the North Shore, the West Vancouver Foundation, North Shore Neighbourhood House, the Harvest Project, North Shore Community Resources, Capilano Community Services or the North Shore Women’s Centre know how to stretch every dollar that’s donated to do the most good.
This year, pick one, two or three. Dig deep to help them out and do it quickly.
Santa Claus is coming to town and, this year, he needs all the help he can get.
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