Kimz Angels and some Langley celebrities are asking the publicto come to the Murrayville IGA and Fill the Ambulance this weekend, so that struggling families can have a better Christmas.
Now into her 17th year with the project, Kim Snow of Kimz Angels, along with a dozen ‘angels’ and Santa Claus will be at the Murrayville IGA this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16 and 17, for their Fill The Ambulance campaign, happening from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day.
“We’re looking for diapers, baby food, toiletries, toys, lots of food with protein like peanut butter, fish — like tuna — pasta and pasta sauce,” Snow said.
This year promises to be extra fun for the little ones. Rick Diamond of Diamond Delivery and co-founder of Big Hearts in Surrey, has teamed up with Snow and is bringing a fire truck for kids to climb on and explore.
Santa will be there again bringing some Christmas cheer. Singer Karen Lee Batten will volunteer her time and retired B.C. Lions wide receiver Marco Iannuzzi will also be volunteering and signing autographs.
Last year’s Fill the Ambulance was a huge success, with donated food and toiletries spilling out of the vehicle, along with many heartwarming stories going along with donations. Several people said they once were the recipients of donations and are now able to give back.
Longtime angel Vince Ford, a Langley paramedic, has been organizing the campaign with Snow for the past 17 years.
While Snow is brought to tears each year by the kindness of the community, she has a request for everyone — to stretch that kindness year-round.
“Help out and be kind daily, not just at Christmas,” said Snow, who has been helping the homeless, seniors and families in need for the past 20 years in Langley.
Her group of angels keeps growing, as does the need.
The Fill the Ambulance event will not be taking used clothing this year because they don’t have the room. Snow said the Langley Vineyard Church, at 5708 Glover Rd., would be happy to take donations of clothing and household items for their “Free Store.”
The IGA is located just off Fraser Highway on 222 Street.
If you want to help or to know more go to www.kimzangels.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 604-838-6579.