Paul Keeris

Langley Christmas Bureau needs more sponsors

Number of families needing help on the rise

There’s an increase in the number of families signing up at the Langley Christmas Bureau, but the volunteers are concerned that only 349 of the 525 families already signed up have a sponsor.

“We try our best each year to sponsor our families out to businesses or individuals who will step up and provide food for the clients for Christmas,” said a volunteer.

Now in its 38th year of operation, the Langley Christmas Bureau provides food and gifts for the less fortunate families in the community.

Among the families who have signed up is a mother with 10-month-old twins and two other young children. She is unable to return to work.

Another young family, who moved to B.C. with a promise of work that didn’t materialize, is struggling to get by so they don’t have to uproot their children during the school year.

There are refugee families who have been settled in Langley after escaping atrocities and who are working at menial jobs just to have food. Without the kind heart of the community, there will be no Christmas for them and their children.

If you can help, check out sponsorship guidelines on the website, or call the LCB at 604 530-3001.

The bureau is located at the former Coast Capital Savings building at 20550 Fraser Hwy.

People who are unable to sponsor a family, can drop off new, unwrapped toys for the Langley Christmas Bureau at Shine Jewels, 9234 Glover Rd. in Fort Langley.

Other businesses in Fort Langley’s Village Square, 23343 Mavis Ave., collecting items for teens for the Christmas Bureau.

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