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Outreach Christmas 2016

This special event was hosted by The Society To End Homelessness In Burnaby and held at the Royal Oak Ministry Centre on Thursday Dec 8th, 2016.

Outreach Christmas provided a fun filled and festive celebration for many people who deal with homelessness and extreme poverty and may not normally celebrate the Holiday Season.

Approximately 235 people were in attendance at Outreach Christmas 2016. Over 152 people were assisted by the 19 volunteers who set up for the event, 39 volunteers who provided/compiled Christmas presents, 3 volunteers who compiled prizes for the event, 7 staff of Progressive Housing Society, 6 service providers, 63 volunteers from Vancity, Royal Oak Ministry Centre, Charlford House, the community, 7 dignitaries and RCMP officers.

Outreach Christmas provided: a pancake breakfast, door prizes, rousing hockey shoot out tournament, showers, learning table, scrapbooking, card mailing, clothing distribution, guessing game, Santa arrived with presents for all and photo opportunities, Christmas musical entertainment, turkey lunch, Bingo, Searching for Treasure and Jingle Bell Toss games in the afternoon. There were smiles, laughter, tears, hugs, enthusiasm, lots of festive holiday fun, music, dancing, presents, card giving, giveaways and an abundance of caring and gratitude.

Thank you for making Outreach Christmas a memorable and welcoming celebration of a caring community in Burnaby.

Vancity for partnership, financial support, prize donations and volunteer support

Burger King

Burnaby Community Services

Burnaby Public Library

Burnaby Edmonds Lions Club

Burnaby Hospice Society

Burnaby Hospital

Burnaby Hospital Foundation

Burnaby Lougheed Lions Club

Burnaby Meals On Wheels

Burnaby RCMP

Canada Way Dental

Cariboo Hill Secondary School Youth Action Committee

Charlford House

City Core Catering

City of Burnaby

Coast Capital Savings

Dysco Services Ltd.

Ethical Bean Coffee

Help the Less Fortunate In Our Community

Individual Donors

Masjid Al Salaam

MLA Kathy Corrigan

MLA Raj Chouhan

MLA Richard Lee

MLA Jane Shin

Models of Haseena

MP Peter Julian

MP Kennedy Stewart

MP Terry Beech

New Life Community Church

New Vista

North Road Business Improvement Association

PODS

Progressive Housing Society

Purpose Society

Royal Oak Ministry Centre

Safeway

Save on Foods

Salvation Army

Snowcap Enterprizes

Southside Community Church

St Thomas Moore Collegiate

Superstore

The JD Project

Thrifty Foods

12th Avenue Elementary School

Willingdon Church

Y Young