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Rotary fills homeless youths' stockings

Loren Roberts of Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services (centre) with Aldergrove Rotary Club
Loren Roberts of Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services (centre) with Aldergrove Rotary Club's retiring president George Boyce and incoming president Charlie Fox. The club has filled 30 stockings with goodies for needy youths in the community.
— image credit: HARRY HUNT PHOTO

Homeless youths and struggling families in the Aldergrove community will share a little Christmas cheer thanks to the Aldergrove Rotary Club.

The Rotarians delivered two Christmas hampers to appreciative families here this week, and also filled 30 stockings for needy youths in the community.

The one-of-a-kind stockings were handmade by Lin Neifert. She is a parishioner of St. Dunstan's Anglican Church in Aldergrove, as is incoming Rotary president Charlie Fox.

Neifert and Fox thought it would be a good project to fill the stockings with practical goodies such as toothbrushes and toiletries for needy young people, and the Aldergrove Rotarians agreed.

On Wednesday the 30 stockings were delivered to Loren Roberts, who coordinates the Homeless Youth Project for Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services.

The ANS project offers various programs for youths at the Building 272 in downtown Aldergrove, and Roberts will be distributing the stockings to youths at events leading up to Christmas.

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