Angel auction to help Langley’s less fortunate

Kimz Angels is there to help people in need, and founder Kim Snow has started an online auction to help raise funds.

Everybody can be a hero and Kim Snow of Kimz Angels has found a way to celebrate each person.

“There are so many heroes in Langley. Average people are not appreciated like they should be so we thought, here is their chance,” she said.

Always trying to find new ways to help out Langley’s less fortunate, Snow has started an online auction on her Facebook page Kimz Angels where people can bid on items donated by local heroes.

All the funds raised, whether it be $5 or $50, will go to help those in need.

“I thought, let’s make it fun while still helping people,” she said.

Funds raised in the beginning will go help get a new wheelchair van for Langley’s Kim Ashdown.

The young woman in her 20s has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. Her family had bought an older wheelchair van to take her on outings  but it broke down before Christmas.

Outside of her limited HandyDart outings, she is stuck at home. Kimz Angels is trying to change that.

The first person to offer up an auction item is local blues artist Tim Butler, who recently cut off his long locks and donated them to the House of Miss Rose.

He has a baseball cap he put up for auction. Within a week, a client of Snow’s, Kurt Vachou bought the cap for $100.

Janet Wallick, a Langley mortgage specialist and volunteer with Kimz Angels, is auctioning off a signed hockey jersey and stick next.

The auction items will be ever-changing.

Snow is hoping that it will also be a platform for people to nominate local heroes to donate something, like a local firefighter, teacher, hockey player, coach.

Snow and her angels, especially Steve Stew who donated the Kimz Angel truck, have been busy bringing donated food and clothing to the homeless who visit St. Joseph’s soup kitchen.

She also brings diapers and baby needs to Basics for Babies every week, helping out struggling new moms, and has found homes for more than a dozen people, furnishing their new places as well, all from donations from Langley residents.

The need out there and the number of mentally ill people living on the street instead of getting help is “heartbreaking,” she adds.

To find out more, or if you want to donate something for the auctions, check out

www.kimzangels.ca or her Facebook page: kimz angels.

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